Los Angeles Times

Jim Puzzanghera

Writer

Jim Puzzanghera writes about business and economic issues from the Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He joined The Times in 2006 and won the paper’s Editor’s Award in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. He has worked in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington coverage. A Northwestern University graduate, he previously worked for the San Jose Mercury News, Newsday and the St. Petersburg Times.

Recent Articles

  • Online lenders need more oversight, Treasury report finds

    Online lenders need more oversight, Treasury report finds

    Online lenders require more federal oversight, according to a Treasury Department report released Tuesday as the rapidly growing industry faced increasing concerns about the quality of its loans. While offering opportunities for consumers and particularly small businesses to gain greater access...

  • More investors seeking financial advice are turning to lower-cost options

    More investors seeking financial advice are turning to lower-cost options

    When John Rocca began earning enough money to start socking some away for retirement about 10 years ago, he took a time-honored approach to investing: hiring a broker from a large investment bank. But, like more and more Americans recently, he soon decided that approach to retirement investing...

  • FCC approves Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable

    FCC approves Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Communications on Friday received federal regulatory approval for its acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, moving one step away from becoming the largest Internet and pay-TV provider in Southern California. The Federal Communications Commission said it had approved...

  • Five things we learned from the disappointing jobs report

    Five things we learned from the disappointing jobs report

    Disappointing job gains in April were an unwelcome sign after anemic first-quarter economic growth, but analysts said it's not time to panic yet. The 160,000 net new jobs added last month were the fewest since September, the Labor Department said Friday. And though the unemployment rate held steady...

  • U.S. job growth disappoints at 160,000 in April, adding to concerns about the economy

    U.S. job growth disappoints at 160,000 in April, adding to concerns about the economy

    Job growth slowed sharply in April to a seven-month low, adding to concerns about the health of the U.S. economy after a weak start to the year. The nation’s public- and private-sector employers added 160,000 net new jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The figure was below analysts’...

  • Private-sector job growth stumbles to slowest pace in three years, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth stumbles to slowest pace in three years, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth unexpectedly stumbled last month, with U.S. companies hiring workers at the slowest pace in three years, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. Employers added 156,000 net new jobs in April, a sharp fall-off from a downwardly revised 194,000 the previous...

  • Consumer spending growth slows despite jump in income

    Consumer spending growth slows despite jump in income

    Americans were hesitant to open their wallets last month despite swelling incomes, with  spending growth slowing in a sign of the economy's weak start to the year. Consumer spending rose just 0.1% in March, down from an upwardly revised 0.2% increase the previous month, the Commerce Department...

  • U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years

    U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years

    Growth by the U.S. economy fell off sharply in the first three months of 2016, posting its worst quarterly performance in two years amid a global slowdown, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The broadest measure of the nation's economic output, known as gross domestic product, increased at...

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