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

Tribune to acquire 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion

Tribune Co. says it has reached a deal to buy Local TV Holdings LLC's 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion in cash. Tribune currently owns 23 TV stations.

Los Angeles Times lays off more journalists

The Los Angeles Times laid off more journalists Friday, as newspapers across the country continue to deal with falling print advertising revenues.

California's unemployment claims increased in mid-June

About 15,000 more Californians applied for unemployment benefits for the week ending June 15, compared to a week earlier, bucking national trend.

More same-sex marriages are expected to boost CA economy

Same-sex marriages in California are expected to bring in $492 million over the next three years, as people spend more on weddings.

What are the best places to work for employees over 50?

San Diego-based Scripps Health ranked second on AARP's Best Employers for Workers over 50 list. It's the only California-based company to make the list.

Top 10 most visited theme parks in 2012: Disneyland No. 2

Disney dominated the nation's most visited theme parks in 2012, according to a report by the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM.

E3: Ouya game console startup fights E3's organizer in the streets

A small SoCal tech firm found a workaround instead of paying big bucks to have a booth at E3. But the firm's parking lot booth across the street drew E3's ire.

How Wal-Mart's sourcing, pricing challenges neighborhoods (poll, photos)

KPCC examines how Wal-Mart discounts produce. Wal-Mart is the nation's largest retailer and its size gives it an advantage when it buys items from suppliers.

E3: SoCal companies to get a boost from new PS4, Xbox One games (photos)

New consoles mean more video game sales, analysts said. At E3, Southern California game developers touted their new games for Xbox One and PS4.

E3: Sony's PlayStation 4 undercuts price of Microsoft's Xbox One

Sony says it will sell the PS4 for $399, $100 less than the cost of Microsoft's Xbox One. Will Microsoft lower the Xbox One's price in response?

Amazon launches online grocery business in LA

Amazon launched its online grocery service on Monday in parts of Los Angeles, which local businesses say will elevate their profile among local shoppers.

San Onofre nuclear plant closure will mean hundreds of layoffs

Southern California Edison's closure of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant means 900 layoffs in the coming months.

Home prices in Southern California are on the rise

Prices in the LA area soared 19 percent in April, due to low inventory and pent-up demand from buyers, according to CoreLogic.

Wal-Mart launches efforts to increase produce freshness

Wal-Mart said Monday it has launched efforts to increase the freshness and quality of the fruits and vegetables it sells in its stores.

Taiwan company extends contract with Port of LA

Yang Ming's contract with Port of L.A. will bring in additional revenues of $365 million to $525 million after the Taiwan company extended their contract.