By Pete Kotz
On July 11, 2008, the price of oil rose to $147 per barrel, a record high. Gas stations engaged in hot pursuit as the price of a gallon rocketed past $4. All hell was about to break loose.
The country's largest banks had already begun to implode through arrogance and ineptitude. Now t ... More >>
Forget 140 characters: try eight!
In a city full of networking self-promoters and wannabe celebs, it's no surprise that ridiculous vanity license plates abound. That little space on the back of your car represents a precursor to the away message and the Facebook status, albeit a near-permanent one. ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is getting desperate.
His ambitious plan to squeeze 30 years of public-transit construction into a mere 10 -- by borrowing $10 billion or so from the federal government -- has been scoffed at and dismissed by Congressmembers for a few years now.
But seeing as ... More >>
By Beth Barrett
New details emerged in a plea deal signed by Barry Minkow showing how the ZZZZ Best con man-turned-fraud buster and pastor cleverly exploited the FBI to get proprietary information on home-builder Lennar Corp. -- then used that knowledge illegally to make huge secret trades ... More >>