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Lithium battery boom drives $6.2 billion deal

July 15, 2014 - 7:52am
The race to control the world’s biggest source of lithium used in everything from iPad batteries to electric cars and everyday drugs is on.

'Transformers' hauls in more at box office in China than in U.S.

July 15, 2014 - 7:08am
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” keeps extending its lead over “Avatar” as the top-grossing movie ever in China, dominating the mainland box office for a third consecutive week and taking in $52 million in the seven days ending Sunday.

Hewlett-Packard chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns to address health

July 15, 2014 - 7:03am
Ralph Whitworth, the activist investor who served as interim chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co., resigned from the computer maker's board and is taking a leave from his money management firm Relational Investors to focus on his health.

Rob Schneider's big bet. NBA wants big increases in next TV deal.

July 15, 2014 - 7:01am
After the coffee. Before ABC's press tour day.

Larger-format Apple iPhone could be delayed to 2015, KGI analyst says

July 15, 2014 - 6:59am
Anyone waiting for a larger-format iPhone 6 will have to wait longer, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Retail sales tick up just 0.2% in June

July 15, 2014 - 6:46am
U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year.

Clorox, Valencia firm team up on UV device that zaps hospital bacteria

July 15, 2014 - 5:00am
When Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital needed to disinfect its patient isolation rooms, it turned to a cleaner that only works alone and doesn't need a mask or any other protection.

Pro-Clinton group announces $2.5 million haul in second quarter

July 15, 2014 - 5:00am
An independent group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million in the second quarter of this year. This figure brings the "Ready for Hillary" Super PAC’s fundraising haul to $8.25 million over the 18 months it has been in...

2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis

July 15, 2014 - 3:00am
In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border.

Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981

July 15, 2014 - 3:00am
In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger.

Jordan Clarkson, not Julius Randle, gets winning tip-in for Lakers

July 14, 2014 - 10:43pm
That Lakers draft pick looked pretty strong out there, fluid and gifted, often with a serious look on his face, especially when he went up for that game-winning tip-in with no time left.

No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

July 14, 2014 - 10:18pm
The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.

Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec

July 14, 2014 - 10:07pm
"Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob."

VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress

July 14, 2014 - 9:40pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs' disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the last few years, according to the VA's inspector general's office.

Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony

July 14, 2014 - 9:05pm
Tap to watch a TV show clip on Lifetime's iPad app, and a high-definition video ad for the Home Depot begins playing, it seems, even before your finger has left the screen.

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes wins home run derby

July 14, 2014 - 8:59pm
The 2013 home run derby champion lit up the park again and defended his title.

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss tip caps to career of Yankees' Derek Jeter

July 14, 2014 - 8:45pm
Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more

July 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Brazil's Scolari resigns as World Cup coach

July 14, 2014 - 7:56pm
Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned as Brazil's coach after the team's failure to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems

July 14, 2014 - 7:42pm
Another federal investigation has found numerous safety problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s bioterrorism lab after a lapse last month that potentially exposed several dozen workers to anthrax, according to a House memo posted Monday.