| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare.
The former one-term Virginia senator and Vietnam War veteran is making sounds about running for president as a Democrat. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he'...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- The nomination of former Bank of Israel head Stanley Fischer to be Janet Yellen's lieutenant gives the Federal Reserve a "Dream Team" in the top two positions, Pimco Chief Executive Mohamed El-Erian said Monday.
Fischer was the "most...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco.
Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Lakers fans can thank one of their own for Phil Jackson's going to the New York Knicks.
Irving Azoff, a music mogul who has long held courtside seats at Staples Center, hosted the December party at which Jackson and Knicks owner James Dolan began...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A U.S. Senate investigative panel is examining Caterpillar Inc. and whether the company improperly avoided U.S. taxes by moving profits outside the country, said three people familiar with the inquiry.
The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Music-centered cable network Fuse has received a bid for about $200 million from Sean Combs, the rapper and entertainment entrepreneur better known as Diddy, according to a report from Bloomberg News, which cited three people familiar with the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:15 PM
What would you do if you suddenly became filthy rich?
Buy a South Pacific island, a movie studio, a downtown L.A. parking space?
Imagine Frank McCourt’s dilemma. He already owned a Major League Baseball team, and then sold it for a record $2....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Congress is dysfunctional, yet there are interesting, thoughtful members — Republicans and Democrats.
In the top tier is Colorado's Democratic junior senator, Michael Bennet. He's an expectations-buster. With no background, he became a successful...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Roman officials are trying to raise $271 million to restore gladiator training grounds next to the Colosseum and to catalog 100,000 boxes of excavated artifacts, among other projects. This is the latest effort to seek outside funding for conservation in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Hillary Clinton had a rough rollout for her new book and likely presidential quest; there were gaffes, awkward answers and a relatively slow response to criticism.
No other would-be presidential contender approaches her stature or public appeal. None,...