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

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.

FDA approves Allergan's silicone-filled breast implants

Allergan announced Wednesday it received federal regulatory approval for a silicone-filled breast implant, making it available for purchase in the United States.

Fair Trade Towns USA adds Pasadena to its list

Pasadena receives "Fair Trade City" designation from Fair Trade Towns USA. Organizers say this will bring more awareness to the fair trade movement.

Thousands attend Topshop opening at The Grove

More than 10,000 people came to Topshop and its male retail counterpart Topman’s opening last Thursday. Topshop sells clothes that are trendy, yet affordable.

Wet Seal posts declining January same-store sales

Wet Seal’s flagship stores have struggled to compete against fast-fashion retailers like Forever 21 and it shows in the company’s sales.

Lunar New Year is a busy time for Los Angeles area banks

People will go to their banks to get new cash to put into red envelopes as part of a Lunar New Year tradition that is celebrated in some Asian cultures.

Years before LAX feels effect of American Airlines, US Airways merger

While American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge Thursday, it will be several months - if not years - before passengers see any significant impact.

Update: Officials find 'human remains' in burnt-out Big Bear cabin (photos, map)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.