| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: After hearing about the big employee scholarship program Starbucks is offering to employees, I'm surprised to note critics of the program. Why is that? -- S.E.J.
The Starbucks effort is the splashiest bachelor's degree employer tuition...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Another glorious Golden State summer is upon us. San Joaquin Valley peaches are at their height and rolling in to farmers markets from Silver Lake to Mar Vista. Alice Waters' foragers are plucking Napa zucchini blossoms for the chefs at Berkeley's Chez...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins.
Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Back in 1960, Japan's Kewpie Corp began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War Two.
Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.
The epidemic of the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Jelly Belly brand jelly beans will soon no longer be made at the North Chicago factory where they've been produced since 1978.
The company said Monday that 70 jobs will be eliminated as it moves production of all Jelly Belly brand candy products to its...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:30 PM
When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label.
But what about those "natural"...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Laura asks the same question I've been wondering myself: Which companies are using pink slime again?
For the uninitiated, pink slime, a.k.a. "lean, finely textured beef," is a mixture of the parts of the cow that everyone else doesn't want and chemicals...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Nestle USA will close a San Fernando Valley production plant that makes Hot Pockets by early October, shifting operations to an existing plant in rural Kentucky where costs are cheaper.
The move will eliminate 360 jobs at the Chatsworth plant, which has...