| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Billy O'Grady, 31, heads the Southern California technology and venture capital banking group at City National Bank. Based in Santa Monica, O'Grady advises technology start-ups and their employees on banking and wealth management decisions. He...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Megabanks aren't the only financial firms to meet or beat expectations this earnings season.
Many California regional banks are reporting stronger earnings and putting new loans on their books, thanks to the improving economy and progress in dealing...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Best Buddies brings "the precious gift of friendship" to people with special needs, Best Buddies Illinois State Director Eileen Murphy said at the organization's eighth annual gala.
The event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Nov. 22 and...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.
These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Banc of California, a growing community bank in Irvine, is doubling its footprint in Southern California as it joins a new wave of smaller California banks pushing to expand into regional players in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.
Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
| Jun 4, 2011
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Peering in the windows of the Old Hardware Gallery, I can see it is no ordinary screws-and-tools hardware store. There's handmade jewelry, West Virginia's own Blenko glassware and Fiesta ceramic dinnerware. But the store is closed...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Uncooperative weather has damaged grapes worldwide, causing global wine production to shrivel 6.1% to its lowest point since 1975, according to a Paris-based trade group.
Between dwindling vineyard space and tough climate conditions that pummeled mega-...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Angel investors are quite often the wind beneath the wings of eager early-stage entrepreneurs. They are a hearty bunch who like to be close to the action and the buzz of a hot new idea, a blazing new startup, an inspired entrepreneur.
They also take...
| Jul 22, 2011
City National Corp. reported strong second-quarter earnings of $47.5 million, up 15% from $41.3 million in the same quarter of 2010. It was the "best quarter in more than three years with improvements across the board in loans, deposits and credit...
| Aug 29, 2011
Bank of America Corp. is just ahead of JPMorgan Chase & Co. as the No. 1 U.S. financial institution in terms of assets. Chase has more deposits, though, with $1.05 trillion to BofA's $1.04 trillion....