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

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."

Owners of former SoCal real estate investment firm arrested

Two owners in a Southern California real estate investment firm were arrested on Wednesday. Both were apparently involved in a Ponzi scheme.

Disney's net income rises 33 percent in its first quarter

Disney saw revenue increases in all of its divisions. Earnings were boosted by the success of movies "Frozen" and "Thor: The Dark World."

Sony Pictures launches new TV network, getTV

Sony Pictures Television Networks on Monday launched a new TV network focused on airing Hollywood movies from the 1930's to 60's.

Report: Freeze cost California citrus about $441M

The damage was confined to the state's Central Valley, where mandarin, navel and lemon crops were lost during seven nights of freezing temperatures in early December, California Citrus Mutual reports.

Forest Lawn markets funeral services at malls

Forest Lawn, a Glendale cemetery, is reaching out to new customers by marketing its funeral services at Southern California malls.

KCETLink gets $1 million grant for SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected just got a new round of money to fund a sixth season.

OC Register slams LA Times column on 'dead peasant' insurance

Register publisher Aaron Kushner fired back against an Times business column that called the OC paper's plan to take out life insurance on its employees a "supremely ghoulish financial strategy."

LA metro area home prices rose 22 percent in November

Home prices in the L.A. metro area continued to climb in November, posting a 21.6 percent gain year-over-year, according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices.