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Stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish Monday as investors sifted through a blend of discouraging economic data from China and Japan as well as ongoing uncertainty over Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
LOS ANGELES | The start of a new year inspires many of us to commit to get fit and live healthier.
It's probably not the first concern on travelers' minds when they set out on an international vacation, yet it's an issue that presents itself early and often.
LOS ANGELES | Californians rave about year-round sunshine, temperate climate and easy access to surfing, snowboarding and everything in between. But when it comes to getting the most out of their homebuying dollar, they've got nothing on homeowners in the Midwest, a new study suggests.
LOS ANGELES | Homebuilders are always trying to sell their homes, but these days they have an extra incentive -- beating the clock.
For many aspiring homeowners, buying a condominium is an affordable way to transition from being a renter and begin reaping the benefits of homeownership without a lot of the added costs involved in maintaining a house with a yard on a piece of property.
Doug Gylfe still can't afford to buy a home in Torrance, Calif., despite a 23 percent drop in prices. And Congress isn't helping.
LOS ANGELES | Robert Lindsey was not surprised by new data last week that showed new home sales have fallen more than 40 percent from their peak almost three years ago. He can tell from his company's bank account.
LOS ANGELES | Countrywide Financial Corp., its stock pummeled this week by rumors of bankruptcy and lackluster housing market forecasts, said Wednesday the percentage of borrowers who missed payments on home loans last month rose, signaling worsening trouble for the nation's largest mortgage…
LOS ANGELES | Shares of Countrywide Financial Corp., the nation's largest mortgage lender, partially recovered from a midday plunge Tuesday after the company denied rumors that it was planning to file for bankruptcy protection.
LOS ANGELES | Mattel Inc. tried to save face Friday with Chinese officials, taking the blame for the recent recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys as it strives to mend a strained relationship with the nation that makes most of its toys and fattens its profit.
LOS ANGELES | The number of foreclosure filings reported in the U.S. last month jumped 93 percent from July of 2006 and rose 9 percent from June, the latest sign that homeowners are having trouble making payments and finding buyers during the national housing downturn.
LOS ANGELES | Taco Bell Corp. launched a newspaper ad blitz and sent its president on a string of media interviews Tuesday to persuade customers that its food is safe -- even as the cause of the E. coli outbreak linked to the fast-food chain remained a mystery.
Universal Music Group is suing the operators of two video-sharing Web sites, claiming they illegally let users share music videos and other copyright material without permission.
The operator of a Russian Web site that sells music cheaply went on a media offensive Tuesday to deny accusations that it violates copyrights on songs by major artists.
LOS ANGELES | The operator of a Russian Web site that sells music cheaply went on a media offensive Tuesday to deny accusations that it violates copyrights on songs by major artists.
LOS ANGELES | A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of legal legitimacy and calm any concerns Google Inc. has about spending $1.65 billion on the Internet video site. But that same technology could hurt YouTube's edgy appeal.
LOS ANGELES | As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa.
Sony Pictures Entertainment must pay $1.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the studio of citing a fake movie critic in ads for several films.
LOS ANGELES | Keeping the tunes going at a house party -- even different songs in multiple rooms -- gets a lot simpler with a new digital music system that lets you wirelessly tap into music stored on a computer.
LOS ANGELES -- Barbie's going through a mid-life crisis.
LOS ANGELES -- Warner Music Group, the company behind Madonna, Missy Elliott and Rod Stewart, is reducing the suggested retail price on more than 1,700 albums beginning next week in a bid to spur CD sales.
LOS ANGELES -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has gotten more headlines lately for aggressive electioneering than for discount retailing.
The year was 1964. The Beatles had conquered America, and the first Guitar Center store opened in Hollywood, Calif., selling instruments and amplifiers to a generation eager to play rock 'n' roll.
LOS ANGELES -- Online file-sharing and other digital piracy persist, but a gradual turnaround in U.S. music sales that began last fall picked up in the first quarter of this year, resulting in the industry's best domestic sales in years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The recording industry sued 532 people Tuesday, including scores of individuals using computer networks at 21 universities, claiming they were illegally sharing digital music files over the Internet.
El SEGUNDO, Calif. -- For the first time in Ken Grow's 27 years as a toy retailer, Barbie lost ground to a rival fashion doll during the holiday season.
LOS ANGELES -- When West Coast longshoremen and shipping companies ended their labor dispute in January, union officials boasted that the new contract would set a standard for organized labor.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The recording industry filed hundreds of lawsuits Monday accusing individual music lovers of illegally downloading and sharing songs over the Internet.
LOS ANGELES -- Pop singer Rachel Farris is far from a household name, but a new spin on marketing could change that.
MIAMI -- The prospect of a U.S. war with Iraq has the nation's already troubled tourism industry bracing for even harder times.
MIAMI -- Emily Strauss had heard all about the hundreds of cruise ship passengers who ended up spending their dream vacations in their cabins because of diarrhea and nausea.
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