| Oct 13, 2012
| 11:41 PM
This country is struggling through the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, banks are reticent to loan, and the national debt is staggering.
As usual, the economy is the central issue and driving force in the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 8:04 AM
NEW YORK -- Terror suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ashan Nafis remains behind bars accused of plotting to bomb the Federal Reserve Branch in Manhattan.
But in a new development, the FBI has arrested and searched the San Diego apartment of 36-year-old...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Two college savings plans managed by T. Rowe Price rank among the best in the country — the eighth time that the Baltimore-based investment firm has been included in Morningstar's annual survey of top plans.
Only once — the year after the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Cops say Raonel Valdez-Valhuerdis, 34, along with two other men, robbed and assaulted a courier for a Bolivian gold mining company of more than $2-million worth of gold inside his luggage at the man's Coral Gables apartment building, reports WTVJ NBC...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 10:44 PM
The old saying, "there's gold in them thar hills," is true today, just as it was during California's gold rush of the 1800s.
By some estimates, only 20 percent of the gold in the foothills has been mined. Now with the price of the precious metal above...
| Oct 10, 2010
The 10 best bicycle rides in the West? Impossible. Even a 100-best roster couldn't embrace the variety, hair-raising terrain and eye-popping scenery. So this list is limited to favorites that colleagues or I have ridden, ordered alphabetically and...
| Oct 24, 2010
Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Jewelry boutiques on Rodeo Drive tend to be of the big-brand, high-wattage variety. But the tony shopping row is now home to one of the industry's more irreverent players — Solange Azagury-Partridge....
| Apr 24, 2011
It seems as if almost every celebrity and Real Housewife is launching her own jewelry line as of late — and that means the pool for beautiful, well-crafted accessories has become a little murky. If you think it's difficult to see the shiny gems amid...
| Nov 21, 2010
When it comes to L.A. shopping and style, it doesn't get much more legendary than Fred Segal. The retailer — who set up his first Fred Segal shop almost 50 years ago in West Hollywood — is a trendsetter, and the various stores he's operated...
| Nov 28, 2010
If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place?
| Dec 5, 2010
British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones.
Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...