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

Altadena businesses: We can't match Walmart's prices (Photos)

Altadena small businesses hoped the new Walmart Neighborhood Market would attract new customers and increase sales. So far, the crowds are only streaming to Walmart. See how the prices compare.

Thousands of AT&T workers reject contract, could strike

Unionized AT&T workers range from call center workers to technicians. Workers did not approve the three-year contract because they disagreed with the wages and health care plans offered by AT&T.

Beekeepers sue EPA, want two pesticides banned

Beekeepers, consumer and environmental groups, filed a lawsuit against the EPA for approving two pesticides they say harm honeybees.

Honeybee shortage could harm world supply of almonds (Photos)

A nationwide shortage of honeybees could begin harming the global supply of almonds, which are largely grown in California, farmers and biologists say.

Killer whales spotted off the coast of Newport Beach (Video)

Killer whales were spotted off the coast of Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon, the first sighting in Orange County this year.

Six innovators to be added to TV Hall of Fame

The Academy Hall of Television Arts and Sciences will induct six new members to its Hall of Fame on Monday, for their innovation and achievements.

Thousands attend Woodland Hills job fair

A day after the US Labor Department released a surprisingly positive jobs report, a crowd of 3,000 people showed up at a Woodland Hills job fair.

Ross Dress for Less opens in Historic Downtown LA

Ross Dress For Less celebrated its opening in Historic Downtown LA on Saturday, becoming the first major US clothing store to open on Broadway in decades.

Disney to hire 1,000 veterans in next two years

The Walt Disney Co. said it plans to hire 1,000 veterans over the next two years. The veterans will receive jobs ranging from internships to executive positions.

So. Calif.-based Hot Topic to be acquired for $600 million

Teen retailer Hot Topic, based in the City of Industry, said Thursday it plans to be acquired by a New York private equity firm for $600 million.

Northrop Grumman to close Dominguez Hills facility, 750 jobs affected

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman said it is closing its Dominguez Hills facility near Carson, impacting 750 employees. Some jobs will move out of state.

Quiksilver's chief operating officer to resign

Sport clothing manufacturer Quiksilver said Friday its chief operating officer will leave the company this fall.

Electronic Arts lays off some LA employees

Electronic Arts said it has laid off some of its L.A.-based employees this week, as the video game industry looks ahead to mobile gaming.

Port of LA enters negotiations to develop Ports O' Call Village

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission entered into exclusive negotiations with the LA Waterfront Alliance to redevelop the Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro.

Clerical workers at the ports of LA & Long Beach approve contract

Clerical workers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles voted Wednesday night to accept the terms of a new contract with their 14 employers.