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Affording a home harder for average buyer

Stagnant incomes, higher home prices and climbing mortgage rates made affording a home a lot more difficult for the average homebuyer during the second quarter.

Angry parents say J.C. Penney ad promotes bullying

J.C. Penney is coming under fire for a “back-to-school” ad that shoppers say promotes bullying and puts pressure on families.

BlackBerry is running out of options

BlackBerry is simply running out of options to save itself. The long-delayed Blackberry 10 operating system was meant to be the smartphone maker’s savior, but sales have sorely disappointed. That has prevented BlackBerry from resurrecting its once-dominant position in the ...

Murdock to take Dole private in $1.6 billion deal

Dole Food Co. Inc. chief executive David H. Murdock announced a deal today to acquire all outstanding shares of the Westlake Village-based publicly traded firm for $13.50 per share — a deal worth about $1.6 billion.

Workshops, seminars and conferences: blessing or curse?

Continuous training, education and exposure to new people and ideas can lead to continuous improvement, motivation, and engagement. Workshops, seminars and conferences add to the skill set and competency of nonprofit employees, executives, board members and volunteers.

Cassie’s Kitchen: taking mama’s dishes on the road

“Cooking for one another is how we show love.” That was how Tangie Gould-Temple, co-owner of Cassie’s Kitchen, an exclusive mobile food vending company, explains it.

Fight AIDS with your smartphone

When you're not using your smartphone, scientists can now use it to fight AIDS.

Time Warner earnings get a “super” lift

Time Warner reported a 25% earnings jump thanks to strong performance from its movie unit and ad sales tied to sports programming.

Worker wages: Wendy’s vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco

Can a company make money and also pay its workers well? Many aren’t quite hitting the right balance. Hundreds of dissatisfied workers at major American companies like Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and Wendy’s have either walked off work or joined protests nationwide ...

Bank of America hit with government lawsuits over mortgages

Bank of America is back in the government’s crosshairs. The Department of Justice announced a civil lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that Bank of America defrauded buyers of mortgage-backed securities by lying about the quality of the home loans involved. The ...

Time Warner Cable proposes CBS truce

Time Warner Cable has proposed a detente in its 3-day-old feud with CBS. The cable operator’s CEO, Glenn Britt, sent a letter Monday proposing that his company resume carrying CBS, which was blacked out from about 3 million customers in ...

Time Warner Cable pulls CBS, KCAL from Los Angeles market

A battle over programming fees between Time Warner Cable and CBS prompted Time Warner officials today to block broadcasts of CBS-owned television stations KCBS and KCAL and the Showtime network.

Obama administration pushes back on Obamacare rumors

The White House officially launched a new website to educate business owners on how the Affordable Care Act is likely to affect their bottom line this week. The new site, part of the administration’s existing inter-agency effort called BusinessUSA, aims ...

President Obama delays healthcare provision

President Barack Obama has issued a mandate to delay for one year the implementation of the business portion of the Affordable Care Act.

The Eagles to play newly renovated Forum Jan. 15

The company that owns Madison Square Garden announced plans today to spend $100 million to renovate the Forum in Inglewood and reopen it as a concert and entertainment venue in January.