Wendy Lee Business & Economics Reporter

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Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

A California native, Lee graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in history. She likes to travel, cook, karaoke and is always ready for new adventures.


Stories by Wendy Lee

Why an early Chinese New Year=more cargo to LA

Container imports and exports at the Port of L.A. increased 34 percent to a total of 515,323 twenty-foot equivalent units in March, compared to a year ago.

In SoCal business news: Sriracha moving to Texas? Mattel posts loss

A Texas state legislator wants the embattled Sriracha maker to move. Meanwhile, Mattel posts $11.2 million first quarter net loss.

Incentives help boost feature film production

A Film L.A. report says on-location feature film production increased 24 percent to 1,588 permitted production days in the first quarter.

In SoCal business news: SoCal Edison layoffs, former San Diego Chargers player files lawsuits against Nike

SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds of workers, mostly in Irwindale. Former Chargers player Shawne Merriman believes Nike violated his trademark.

Altadena Walmart a year later: Some small competitors thrive, others fail

The new discount supermarket sparked fears that it would devastate local small businesses; 13 months later, some businesses are thriving while others struggle.

In SoCal biz news: Relativity Media offers rival offer for Maker Studios

Relativity Media offers up to $1.1 billion for Maker Studios. Pratt & Whitney may leave San Diego. More than 1,000 people gather at UCLA hackathon.

Waxman calls on LA Times owner to reduce planned debt burden on paper

Rep. Henry Waxman wrote another letter to Tribune Co.'s CEO, saying media and business experts are also concerned about how the newspaper spin-off is structured.

Boeing moves 1K customer support jobs to SoCal (updated)

The company says the move will tap into existing engineering talent in California and improve customer service by putting its resources in a single location.

In SoCal business news: LA Register launches next week

The L.A. Register launches next week and has new bureaus in San Fernando Valley, Hermosa Beach, Pasadena and downtown L.A.

Colbert takes over as 'Late Show' host after Letterman retires

CBS says the location of the show will be determined and announced at a later date. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has pushed to bring the show here.

State wants new rules on insurance for ride-sharing companies

California Department of Insurance wants ride-sharing firms to have $1 million commercial liability insurance that starts when drivers look for customers on the app.

In SoCal biz news: American Apparel gets investment boost

Swiss investment firm FiveT Capital now owns 13 percent of American Apparel.

In SoCal biz news: Comcast says TWC deal benefits consumers

Comcast says its planned merger with Time Warner Cable would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices

In SoCal business news: Boeing's C-17 production to end earlier than expected, Yahoo to ramp up video content

Long Beach plant to close in mid-2015 due to “current market trends and the timing of expected orders.”

Battle for 'Late Show': LA Mayor wants show here (but no tax credits?)

Mayor Eric Garcetti — still smarting from the loss of "The Tonight Show" to New York — asks CBS' "Late Show" to come out here — but he can't offer incentives.