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

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.

Fresh & Easy tries to woo customers back to its stores

Fresh & Easy sent out e-mails to shoppers on Thursday, telling them it doesn’t plan to close stores, in an effort to woo them back.

Updated: Bank of America says website, phone banking service restored

Bank of America's website and automated phone banking service went down Friday morning, affecting many customers who were unable to access their accounts.

Southern California companies betting millions on Super Bowl ads

Some Southern California companies – including LA-based Paramount Farms – are betting millions of dollars on Super Bowl commercials they hope will pay off.

Updated: Southern California companies betting millions on Super Bowl ads (video)

Some Southern California companies – including LA-based Paramount Farms – are betting millions of dollars on Super Bowl commercials they hope will pay off.

Super Bowl fans will spend more money this year than last

The National Retail Federation says more than 179 million people will watch the Super Bowl, spending nearly $12.3 billion, up 12 percent from last year.

85°C, the Starbucks of Taiwan, expands in CA (Photos)

85°C, a Taiwan-based bakery and cafe, plans to add five more U.S. stores this year. The chain has stores in Irvine, West Covina and Hacienda Heights.

'Starbucks of Taiwan' – 85 Degrees C – expands in CA (Photos)

85°C, a Taiwan-based bakery and cafe, plans to add five more U.S. stores this year. The chain has stores in Irvine, West Covina and Hacienda Heights.