| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Cuisinart has recalled about 25,000 (7-cup) food processors because of laceration hazard. The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I won't. Never will, either, and you have my word printed here in black and white. I don't care how enticing a discount, how wonderful the product. I will not shop on Thanksgiving. Ever.
Enough is enough. Leave Turkey Day alone. Keep it free of the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
That red and black wrap-around dress in my closet? Paid $9.01, taxes included, a victory of timing, perseverance and the clever matching of coupon to clearance sale. Original price: $79.99. Gotta love it.
And the black pumps I'm wearing today? A steal at...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:09 AM
J.C. Penney Co. just made it easier to trigger its shareholder rights plan — a.k.a. its poison pill defense against hostile takeover attempts — leading to early speculation on Wall Street that potential buyers might be sniffing for an opening....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks.
The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. has agreed to sell Lucky Brand Jeans to Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday. William L. McComb, Fifth & Pacific's chief executive, said the Lucky sale is...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Everyone knows (don't they?) that 60 is the new 40. Or is it 30? Anyhow, three questions that touch on the issue of age …
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I would like to get a makeup update but hesitate for two reasons. First, I know that any cosmetic...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Barnes & Noble Inc., the last-standing major chain in the national bookstore market, received a conditional proposal from a private investment management firm to take over 51% of the company for $22 a share.
The offer came through Thursday night,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:12 AM
J.C. Penney Co., the retailer attempting a return to glory using deep discounts and Super Bowl tweets typed with mittens, said its holiday sales grew last year for the first time since 2011.
The Plano, Texas, company said sales at stores open at least a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Burger King reported Thursday that profits soared 37% in the fourth quarter as the company reduced costs and benefited from growth overseas and the popularity of new menu items.
The fast-food giant, which operates 13,600 restaurants in more than 90...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Indoor malls may have a limited lifespan, according to Rick Caruso, owner of Southland centers including the Grove in the Fairfax district and the Americana at Brand in Glendale.
In a Sunday keynote speech to some 4,000 people at the National Retail...