Tom Petruno

Freelance Journalist


I'm a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times (1990-2011), now an independent investor, writer and consultant. Love LA -- esp. when it rains.

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@hiltzikm @TheEconomist Perhaps because the minimum-wage poor need more time to scrounge for food in garbage bins?
Best ad writing: The Most Interesting Man in the World. "He bowls overhand" "He once started a fire playing castanets" "Whales watch HIM"
NBA Warriors moving back to San Francisco. Will build new arena in Mission Bay district.…
You can now have the entire RadioShack $RSH chain for $145 million.…
.@AlejandroLazo Good on them. Could they also work on then/than and lose/loose?
@KTVora @michaelsantoli Didn't say we shouldn't address the issue. Just let's understand what we're facing. This is no defense of the 1%.
@michaelsantoli Precisely. Why is this so hard for some people to grasp? In the whole of human history, post-war was exception, not rule.
@medWSJ So, you have succumbed to the Dark Side. No wonder I felt a great disturbance in the force this weekend ...
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