| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Levi Strauss & Co. staged a full-on flashback to 1972 on Saturday, staging a music festival on a 40-acre estate in Topanga Canyon that included throwback bands, retro booze, tie-dye and flower-crown stations and lots and lots of slinky, hip-hugging,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:14 PM
British bitcoin exchange Coinfloor opened its virtual doors to customers this week with a stated commitment to meeting government regulations and keeping money launderers out.
The London-based exchange will officially open to trading Tuesday, but it...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Men’s Wearhouse Inc. has a suitor who wants to pay $2.3 billion to take over the retailer, but the menswear company is having none of it.
Saying that the bid from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. “significantly undervalues” the chain, Men&...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Dozens of people have called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate multilevel marketing, a controversial industry that includes companies such as Herbalife Ltd., Amway, Avon and others.
In a letter delivered to the FTC's Washington offices...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A suspicious device found at at Geary and Stockton streets that briefly shut down Union Square in San Francisco on Thursday was cleared and determined to be a false alarm, police said.
Authorities received a call from near Market and Powell Streets, a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after a possible E. coli contamination at a Kansas plant, but some packages may already have made their way to store shelves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture determined the ground beef was...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The government shutdown has caught the Federal Trade Commission in its cold embrace, and that means the do-not-call list is on the fritz.
Telemarketers have free rein to call people.
Robin thus asks a timely question: Can you sue a telemarketer?
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Tammie, like many people, receives catalogs she doesn't want. Lots of them.
She wants to know: How did these guys find her? And what can she do to get rid of them?
Finding people is the easy part. Marketers routinely buy and sell mailing lists....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Facebook already has become a powerful promotional tool for film studios and TV networks. But the social network is about to increase the value of their marketing messages around the launch of a new movie or series.
The company has begun offering...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is operating under a new name and affiliation, but management is spreading the word that it's as ritzy as ever.
The luxury property parted ways with the Ritz-Carlton Co. in July. The ownership of the landmark in Manalapan...