| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: May consumer credit, May JOLTS job openings, Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 5
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., Bob Evans Farms Inc., Container Store Group, GenCorp Inc., General Mills Inc.,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A large envelope addressed to me in cursive handwriting was delivered to our home mailbox last week. A quick glance at the return address suggested I was in for a special treat. La Cañada Elementary School teacher Sue Fuelling had earlier alerted me via...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year.
Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs.
The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!”
He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
| Apr 5, 2013
President Barack Obama, who won re-election with majority support from women, singled out one of his female supporters for her brilliance and dedication.
"She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country," the president said...
| Mar 2, 2013
Airport cutbacks: In the March 1 Business section, an article about the possible effects of federal budget cuts on airports said that the elimination of overnight shifts at the control tower at L.A./Ontario International Airport would affect 73 cargo...
| 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,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While some denim brands are pushing the trends this fall — giving blue jeans motocross details, quilting finishes or leather-like coatings — two of the biggest players are looking back instead of forward. Levi's and Gap are both mining their...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Deborah Aldrete Hoppe
Deborah (Debbie) Aldrete Hoppe of Piedmont, CA, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 8, 2013. Debbie’s motto was, “family and friends first.” She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel.
"Black sheep": Bianchi...