March 18 - March 24, 2007

Saturday, Mar. 24
So the experts have finally weighed in: multitasking increases the chances of making mistakes. This would seem pretty obvious for...
L.A. County's February unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month and well below the 5.0 percent level...
Friday, Mar. 23
As in Teddy Roosevelt, the great Republican conservationist. I haven't paid that much attention to the governor in recent months,...
That's what the LAT is saying in a story posted on its Web site this afternoon. At $33, Tribune shareholders...
Well, for now anyway. The Dow finished the week at 12,481, up 19 points for the day and 3.1 percent...
Forget about sports or show business - if you want to make the really big bucks, just stick with oil....
Blue Cross fined: Not a lot - $1 million - but at least state regulators acknowledged that canceling individual health...
Thursday, Mar. 22
A bunch of local honchos, including L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, School Superintendent Brewer and L.A. Chamber Prez Gary Toebbin, are headed...
Ever hear of LoanCity? Me neither. It's a privately held wholesale mortgage lender based in San Jose that stopped funding...
KB tumbles: The L.A.-based homebuilder this morning reported an 84 percent slide in first-quarter earnings, reflecting the industry's slowdown, and...
Wednesday, Mar. 21
Chairman and CEO Dennis FitzSimons sent out an attaboy memo to employees today and noted in passing that the board...
Quick quiz: A $10,000 investment in Starbucks in 1992 would be worth how much today? a)$76,000 b)$123,000 c)$301,000 d)$467,000 Answer...
Julie Roehm and Sean Womack actually kept a speaking engagement in Hollywood yesterday - and Roehm even addressed the brouhaha...
Fremont General is taking an important step this morning in an effort to stay in business: It's unloading its lousy...
Strike vote looms: What happened to the cautious optimism by negotiators for the major grocery chains and the unions? Apparently,...
Tuesday, Mar. 20
I've given up trying to figure out what the heck is going on with those boys in Chicago, but for...
OK, so it doesn't have much to do with L.A. business, but Wal-Mart's countersuit against one of its former executives,...
Ever wonder what those rich private equity folks are really thinking? Well, a memo from Carlyle Group founder William Conway...
Here's a little regulatory filing worth noting: Michael Milken wants to sell $1 billion worth of his juggernaut of companies...
Mayor vetoes "air rights": He still seems to support the plan to sell 9 million square feet to developers -...
Monday, Mar. 19
And with 62 separate award categories (that even tops the L.A. Press Club), there are only five L.A. nominees. Did...
Smith & Wollensky CEO Alan Stillman really wants to sell the steakhouse chain to Joachim Splical's Patina Group - even...
Cole's P.E. Buffet, which along with Phillipe's lay claim to the famous French dip sandwich, is being taken over by...
Stocks looking good: It's early but the Dow is up about 75 points after 90 minutes of trading. One explanation...
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