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

Bill proposes expanding California's film, TV production tax credit

California state legislators introduced a new bill that expands the state's $100 million tax credit program for film and TV production.

In SoCal business news: Uber background checks, film tax credits, Safeway up for sale?

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories each day.

LAEDC: Expect more job gains in Southern California in 2014

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. released its 2014-2015 economic forecast, projecting job growth in Southern California.

In business news: SoCal newspaper war, The Tonight Show's ratings

Every day, KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories.

Feds issue roadmap to banks on legal marijuana business (updated)

It's another step toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate. Read the full guidance document from the Treasury and Justice departments here.

Business news: Condoms for delivery, Uber expands in China, KCETLink financial troubles

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories each day.

Uniqlo will open stores in Southern California (updated)

The new locations will be in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and the Beverly Center in L.A., both malls confirmed to KPCC on Thursday.

In SoCal business news: Comcast's impact on Hollywood, Uniqlo comes to L.A.

In this morning's business news roundup, implications of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, and the Japanese retailer Uniqlo announces it will open stores in SoCal malls for the first time this fall.

OC Register parent to expand into Palm Springs (updated)

Freedom Communications is launching the weekly newspaper "Desert Enterprise" into five desert cities, including Palm Springs.

Southern California January home sales decline

There were 14,471 homes sold in Southern California in January, a drop of 21 percent from December and a decline of 10 percent from January 2013, DataQuick said.

In SoCal business news: Prius recalls, 'X-Factor', gas prices

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories each day.

In business news: Flappy Bird, Calif.'s growing solar industry, film tax credits

KPCC compiles a list of the interesting business stories each day.

Attorney Ken Ziffren is LA's new film czar

The entertainment attorney steps into the role once held by the late Tom Sherak, who passed away last month following a long battle with cancer.

Retailers cater to Chinese tourists in LA

Los Angeles received a record number of tourists last year, with 42.2 million visitors. Part of that boost was from Chinese tourists.

21st Century Fox lowers fiscal year earnings guidance

The company lowered its earnings outlook, citing weaker-than-expected performance of its film division and declining audiences for "The X Factor" and "American Idol."