| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg LP unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — While much of the country is gearing up for the holidays, political forces in Sacramento are girding for battle.
Already, special interests are lined up with plans that could shape next year's general election ballot. They are...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Before I reveal the champion in this year's local version of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, I need to indulge in some whining.
One of the problems with enlisting the judging aid of other tasteless people in the newsroom is that they almost never...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 PM
News Corp, the newspaper company that is part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has named Jim Kennedy as its chief communications officer, the company said Wednesday.
Kennedy has overseen media relations for Sony Corporation of America at Sony's New York...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I need to know how to build a bomb.
This is not, I hasten to add, for my use or, indeed, for the use of any real person. Rather, it is for Clarence and Dwayne, two hapless wannabe terrorists in a novel I'm writing.
In researching a novel, you often find...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Charlie Crist and George LeMieux were once the partners in a political marriage that benefited both greatly.
But that was when both were Republicans.
Now Crist is attempting to win back his old job as a Democrat.
And LeMieux, a former Broward...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
If you read a recent Forbes article on Hampton Creek Foods, makers of the purely plant-based egg mayonnaise sold at Whole Foods, you may have noticed a single sentence referencing former Vice President Al Gore. According to Forbes, Gore is "circling"...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Dr. David Greenfield's lunchtime patient was a no-show on Monday, so I snagged the chance for a turn on his office couch.
Well, virtually at least. Appropriate, considering the psychiatrist is a leading authority on how virtual lives are taking over...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:49 AM
What remains of Fisker Automotive, the maker of the Karma, a hybrid plug-in luxury sports car, has been auctioned off by the U.S. Department of Energy to an investor group headed by Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li, who is part of a new venture called Hybrid...