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.
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Job gains were in areas like leisure and hospitality, construction and financial services. California's unemployment rate is still higher than the nation's.
Boeing will be eliminating thousands of jobs by 2015, when it closes its Long Beach assembly plant and stops production of the C-17 cargo plane.
Even though job growth in California is outpacing many states in the nation, the recovery has been uneven, according to some local economists.
View Los Angeles County employment data since 2003 by economic sector and see which industries were hardest hit by the recession.
The network will offer voluntary buyouts to reduce its staff and cut deficits. Interim CEO Paul Haaga will replace outgoing chief Gary Knell.
But an uneven recovery will leave unskilled workers behind, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.
The future of the nation’s organized labor movement may emerge from California, where last year unions added 100,000 members.
Din Tai Fung will open a new restaurant in Glendale in October. The restaurant says it will expand its audience in a city that is mostly white.
New Walmart store opening in L.A.'s Chinatown soon. Groups opposed to the store may picket when it opens this month.
A real estate tracking firm said Wednesday that Southern California home sales hit an eight-year high in July. The median price for homes sold in six counties was $385,000.
Walt Disney Co. will reveal the latest about its upcoming films, games and other products to Disney fans at its D23 Expo — but they say not to expect much Star Wars.
A wildfire near Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains is burning 45 acres and several mountain communities are being evacuated ahead of flames.
Jeffrey Bezos, CEO of Amazon, plans to purchase the Washington Post and other publishing assets for $250 million. What does this mean for the Los Angeles Times?
The Forum is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover as the new owner unveils plans to restore it to a venue that can once again draw the biggest names in pop music.
Surf's up as the Vans "U.S. Open of Surfing" is underway this week in Huntington Beach. But profits for many surf apparel retailers are down.