| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A second pipeline for movie imports is opening in China soon, causing a seismic shift in the country's distribution sector, and promising to offer better financial terms to studios onfilms that are allowed to enter the mainland, improving the split on...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Byron G. "Geoff" Tosi Jr. the semiretired president and CEO of Albre Marble Restoration Specialists Inc., died May 23 of complications from emphysema at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 70.
The son of Byron G. Tosi, a wine and spirits importer,...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As the Hong Kong film industry has sought to keep up with the changes forced on it over the past 20 years it has been pulled in many different directions. But these days, only two sets of pressure are at play.
On one side, there is steady business in...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in March as exports rebounded, a sign that U.S. growth may gain steam after a humdrum winter.
The gap dropped 3.6% to $40.4 billion, down from $41.9 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. After inflation...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled.
"You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district on Wednesday and seized an estimated $65 million in cash and other assets they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a war over your salad dressing, and the front line has been drawn in California.
The Golden State is considering first-of-its-kind grading standards for olive oil that could have far-reaching consequences for the $5.4-billion global industry....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice.
So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos.
Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Behind the gates of bucolic Rolling Hills, where multimillion-dollar homes stretch out on roomy spreads, sits a house that is unusual even by mansion standards.
In keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, the early...