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

Still no word on sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise

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.

Long Beach pushes for Boeing to bring 777X jetliner assembly to town

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.

Experts predict a modest boost in 2013 holiday sales

Economist Kimberly Ritter-Martinez predicts holiday sales nationally will increase 3.4 percent and she expects Southern California to follow that trend.

Typhoon Haiyan charities: 5 ways to avoid being scammed

When you're ready to reach out, how can you be sure your hard-earned dollars help those most in need? KPCC has advice from two nonprofit experts.

BlizzCon: Gamers cheer 'World of Warcraft' expansion, film (video)

Over the last year, subscriptions for "World of Warcraft" have dropped 20 percent, but thousands turned out this weekend for news about expansions and even a new film.

Deadline for Riverside Press-Enterprise sale is extended

The parent company of the Orange County Register has until mid-November to buy The Press Enterprise. After that, the Riverside paper could be sold to other buyers.

Christmas creep: Holiday arrives before Halloween at some SoCal stores (poll)

Over the years, retailers keep moving their holiday promotions earlier, according to retail analysts, and this year price reductions and big sales will be crucial.

Halloween showdown: 2 OC neighbors stage fierce haunted house rivalry

In Lake Forest, two families spend thousands of dollars trying to outdo each other each Halloween, building over-the-top haunted house attractions.

Post shutdown: Local recovery could take weeks, months

Economists and business leaders say it will take weeks, maybe months for Southern California’s economy to recover from the effects of a 16-day federal shutdown.

99-year-old Nordstrom greeter delivers customer satisfaction

Experts say seniors who feel useful are less likely to suffer physical disability. Arcadia's 99-year-old Nordstrom greeter agrees that his job helps keep him going. Store managers say he makes customers happy.

Press-Enterprise to be sold to OC Register's parent company

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., parent company of the Orange County Register, has announced a $27.25 million deal to buy the Riverside-based Press Enterprise.

Buyouts offered to LA Times printing facility workers

Union officials say buyouts could impact workers, from printing press operators to color specialists at a LA Times printing facility.

85°C plans to add 50 more stores in the next three years

The popular Taiwanese bakery chain opened its new Central Kitchen baking facility in Brea, which it says is key to its expansion plans.

Coliseum commission violated state's open meeting law

The L.A. Times and Californians Aware accused the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission of violating the state's open meeting law, known as the Brown Act. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge agreed.

Government shutdown: SoCal after 1 week, 1 month, 2 months

What will happen to Southern Californians as the government shutdown drags on and agencies that rely on federal funds see their money dry up.