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 store Agua Pura Vida said its business could close because it can't compete with Walmart's low prices. The store sells items like pinatas, water and sodas.
Wal-Mart is planning to open a 28,000 square foot Neighborhood Market store in Altadena next year and small businesses are worried about how they'll compete on price.
Toto Beauty Supply sells hair and chemical products like hair dyes and conditioners. Will it be able to to compete with the new Walmart Neighborhood Market?
All Star Liquor says it plans to compete against the new Walmart Neighborhood Market by selling fewer food items and more liquor.
Jim's Burgers says the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Altadena, will bring in new customers to its restaurant and boost sales.
Betty's Boutique in Altadena says it's not sure what to expect from the new Walmart Neighborhood Market. The store sells jewelry and clothing.
Manager Kevin Harris hopes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market down the street will save his business, Spin-Off Music, from shutting down.
Steppe's Barber Shop in Altadena said it believes the new Walmart Neighborhood Market will help its business. Steppe's has been on Lincoln Avenue for more than 40 years.
Big Bird costumes are a top seller this Halloween, thanks to Mitt Romney's debate comment. Sales are brisk across the nation.
Forever 21 is under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly working with suppliers that don’t give their workers minimum wage or overtime.
Retailers are ramping up holiday hiring in hopes that holiday shopping will be brighter this year. Macy's, Kohl's and others plan to bring on more seasonal workers.
A shortage of houses for sale in Southern California has caused an intense bidding war among some homebuyers, who are eager to snap up prime properties.
Sales for new video game hardware, software and accessories declined 24 percent to $848 million last month, according to research firm NPD Group.
Chinese bookstores across Southern California are preparing for a rush of shoppers after a Chinese author won this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.
Santa Monica entrepreneur Tracy DiNunzio came up with RecycledBride.com after she had so much leftover stuff from her wedding. The website sells used wedding items.