Wendy Lee Business & Economics Reporter
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
Robinson Helicopter Co. is one of the few remaining aircraft manufacturing plants in Southern California. It expects to build more than 500 helicopters this year.
Freedom Communications will launch the Los Angeles Register next year, part of an aggressive campaign to expand its empire.
Kathy Thomson, who had been president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, is now chief marketing officer at SiriusXM.
Things didn't always look so rosy for sales at LA Live's Ritz Carlton Residences. Condos there hit the market just before the great recession.
John Dawson, a former executive at Dunkin' Donuts, starts as CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf next year. The L.A.-based chain plans to increase its stores.
The original price on some items at stores may never have been the intended sale price, according to Strategic Resource Group.
An increase in international flights to Asia and Europe may be the cause of a predicted seven percent increase in Thanksgiving holiday passengers at LAX.
It's still unclear how soon Californians could qualify to receive a portion of the $4 billion earmarked for borrower's relief nationwide.
Tribune, the owner of the LA Times and seven other daily newspapers, said the job cuts were needed 'to ensure the long-term vitality' of its publishing division.
Kathy Thomson said in a staff memo that it is with “mixed feelings” she is “moving on to another challenging opportunity.” She will leave at the end of the month.
The Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram and San Gabriel Valley Tribune are among the local newspapers that will begin charging a digital subscription fee this week.
The Press-Enterprise's parent company A.H. Belo is considering its options, including looking at new buyers for the Riverside newspaper.
The deadline for the parent company of the Orange County Register to purchase the Press-Enterprise is Nov. 15, but so far there's been no announcement of the sale.
Seattle area union workers rejected a contract that would have extended the manufacturing of Boeing's 777X through 2024. Long Beach leaders hope to bring that work here.
Economist Kimberly Ritter-Martinez predicts holiday sales nationally will increase 3.4 percent and she expects Southern California to follow that trend.