| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The job: Bill Dombrowski is president of the California Retailers Assn., a trade group based in Sacramento that includes most of the country's largest store chains, including 7-Eleven Inc., Safeway Inc., Macy's Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint.
The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex.
Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Minimum-wage workers in Connecticut got a 45-cent raise on Jan. 1, the first step in a process that will eventually set their wages at $10.10 an hour.
"It helps a little bit, I guess," said A. Segui, 20, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts. She wants to go...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Mhde Askar was barely out of high school but had hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed in his bedroom when he was arrested in 2008 in a massive mortgage fraud scheme.
Over the next six years, Askar, only in his 20s, worked undercover for the feds...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Show business vendors have rallied in the San Fernando Valley in the middle of a warm weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California's film tax credit program.
Organizers said more than 600 attendees came to the rally at prop house...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:58 AM
SOMERS — While many Connecticut gardeners could still face a late frost and are putting off planting, at Grower Direct Farms in Somers, spring is underway, and they are already thinking of fall mums.
The wholesale nursery is in the midst of...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Among the hundreds of gadgets, games and apps at January's Consumer Electronics Show, few had the sizzle of James Buch's gleaming silver hunk of hardware.
That's because the device is a barbecue grill — one that's Wi-Fi enabled, voice activated...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It wasn't long after the morning sun came up over the Mojave Desert that Sean Byrne noticed a black speck fluttering just above the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
He knew what it was, as did the other workers from Northrop Grumman Corp....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several days after Traci Fox visited a small independent resort in the Catskill Mountains, she received an unexpected call from a shoe store. Where did she want it to ship the $400 worth of pricey sneakers that she'd ordered?
Just one problem: She hadn't...