| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
| Aug 22, 2010
Part of a series of occasional articles.
Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
| Sep 11, 2011
When my son was born three years ago, we received an olive green romper embroidered with a tiny red elephant, an outfit that came from a children's boutique specializing in a line of handmade, local and eco-friendly clothing and toys. No matter how many...
| Oct 23, 2011
Millions of us will gather in just a few days to observe a ritual that some have been anticipating all year.
We'll spend our savings, experience a sugar rush and garb ourselves in garments inspired by our favorite characters. We'll dress up like Angry...
| Nov 1, 2011
The J.D. Byrider used-car dealership in Visalia, Calif., sits amid a jumble of tow yards, hubcap vendors and vacant lots littered with empty beer cans.
More than $7 billion in subprime auto securities were sold by a dozen issuers through June 30,...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Don’t be fooled by the photo of the python and bikini-clad lady curled up on the couch. Vegas was all work, no play for City Council President Jack Young.
Young, who long considered the annual Vegas shoppingcenter convention a junket, attended...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:34 PM
As Americans fret over how to tax the rich and Occupy protesters rail against the 1%, new reports find that the definition of wealth is a tenuous one. According to analysis from labor economist Sylvia Allegreto with UC Berkeley, based on the most recent...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said its operations overseas may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal law dealing with bribery and accounting rules for American companies doing business abroad. In a quarterly filing with the...
| Mar 24, 2011
Every morning, children at hundreds of Los Angeles schools start their day hungry, making it tough to learn much or to get through the morning without a trip to the nurse with headaches or belly pains. That doesn't happen at Rosencrans Elementary School...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:36 PM
With lobbyists for Amazon.com Inc. watching silently, the Florida Senate on Thursday took the first step toward trying to force the Internet giant and other online retailers to collect state sales taxes. The Senate Finance and Tax committee introduced a...
| Aug 11, 2011
Want to be authentic? Good luck! These days it takes deliberate effort, focus, even a long-term commitment to change. This might sound surprising to those of you who associate authenticity with just being yourself, but misconceptions about authenticity...