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

AOL says it will reduce its ownership in Patch

AOL said Wednesday that the majority ownership in Patch will go to investment holding company, Hale Global as part of a joint venture.

JCPenney to close Rancho Cucamonga store (updated)

The Rancho Cucamonga JCPenney store, along with 32 other underperforming stores in the nation, will close.

Waxman requests meeting with Tribune's CEO

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)'s staff met with Tribune executives today to discuss the company's plans to spin-off its newspapers.

Report: On-location LA film production is moving elsewhere

A FilmL.A. report released Tuesday said on-location feature film production was down 50 percent in 2013, compared to its peak in 1996.

Los Angeles Times Media Group launches shopping website

The website lets shoppers browse and buy items from stores in their neighborhoods. The launch comes at a time when newspapers are looking to increase ad sales.

Target: Security breach could impact up to 110 million customers

The company said additional information was taken, including consumer names, phone numbers, mailing addresses and email addresses.

Loehmann's liquidation sales begin today

Loehmann's, a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, says it will begin liquidating inventory today.

Rep. Waxman wants documents from L.A. Times parent company

A Southern California Congressman is requesting documents from the parent company of the L.A. Times, saying it may not be operating in the paper's best interest.

Tough work but big payoff resetting Rose Bowl for BCS game

Before Monday's BCS Championship game, a team of workers placed a new layer of grass on the field and picked up piles of trash leftover from the Rose Bowl game.

Long Beach loses bid to make new Boeing passenger jet

Workers in Washington state approved a new labor contract, keeping production of the 777X jet in the Puget Sound area and dashing hopes of bringing the work here.

Nordstrom greeter Ted DiNunzio turns 100

Nordstrom greeter Ted DiNunzio turns 100 today. DiNunzio greets guests at the Nordstrom in Arcadia and is chain's only greeter nationwide.

Retailers try to boost holiday sales before the end of 2013

Retailers are eager to get shoppers to spend their gift cards to boost their holiday sales. ShopperTrak estimates holiday sales will increase 2.4 percent this year.

Retailers expect more fraudulent returns this holiday season

The National Retail Federation says fraudulent returns will represent 5.8 percent of all holiday returns, resulting in a loss of nearly $3.4 billion for retailers.

Rep. Henry Waxman raises concerns about Tribune Publishing

Rep. Waxman said he's concerned the finances of Tribune Publishing would be strained.

End-of-year charitable donations: How to make them count globally, locally

Many donors don't do their research before giving to nonprofits. KPCC interviewed some experts on how to make your dollar have the most impact globally and locally.