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

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.

LA Ports: Workers reject contract, possibility of another strike

Clerical workers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, rejected a tentative contract with their employers, which could bring another strike within a week.

PHOTOS: Lion dancers prepare for Lunar New Year: The Year of the Snake

Monterey Park lion dancers prepare to showcase their talents during Lunar New Year events. Lion dancers scare away evil spirits and bring good luck.

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.

Allergan to sell Lap-Band business in first half of the year

Health care firm Allergan said Tuesday it plans to sell its Lap-Band business in the first half of the year because of sales.

Wal-Mart protesters agree to stop picketing for 60 days

Wal-Mart said it has settled a complaint against the United Food and Commercial Workers, which staged nationwide protests at its stores on Black Friday.

Tweeps go nuts for Psy's Super Bowl pistachio ad

Gangnam Style singer Psy and dancing pistachios were a bit hit among Super Bowl commercials.

Colder climates to blame for higher natural gas bills

The freezing temperatures in Southern California in recent weeks carried a price - higher gas bills for the month of January.