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

  • FCC chief Tom Wheeler, a former cable TV lobbyist, is making his old industry sweat

    FCC chief Tom Wheeler, a former cable TV lobbyist, is making his old industry sweat

    Tom Wheeler, the hard-charging head of the Federal Communications Commission, is a history buff who’s written books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Cable TV executives – infuriated at a series of recent agency actions, including placing them under utility-like oversight through his net neutrality...

  • What to expect from the Federal Reserve meeting

    What to expect from the Federal Reserve meeting

    Before the latest labor market report, there was high anticipation that Federal Reserve policymakers would inch up their benchmark interest rate this week for the second time in six months. But surprisingly anemic job growth in May has all but eliminated any belief among analysts and investors that...

  • In victory for Obama, court backs strict Internet regulation

    In victory for Obama, court backs strict Internet regulation

    Federal regulators can strictly oversee the Internet to ensure that content flows freely to consumers, a court ruled Tuesday in a major victory for President Obama and other supporters of the long-pursued concept of net neutrality. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

  • Broadband battle takes to the skies as coalition targets SpaceX satellites

    Broadband battle takes to the skies as coalition targets SpaceX satellites

    The increased demand for broadband access is setting up a fight for the airwaves between entrepreneurs Charlie Ergen and Elon Musk. A coalition of mobile broadband providers, including the Ergen-led Dish Network, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to expand its ongoing rule-making...

  • Stocks near all-time high on rising oil prices

    Stocks near all-time high on rising oil prices

    U.S. financial markets on Wednesday continued their swift and steady recovery from a wintertime plunge, as bad economic data drove indexes near new highs. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index inched near its all-time record, the Nasdaq hit a five-month high and the Dow Jones industrial average closed...

  • House Republican unveils plan to overhaul Dodd-Frank financial reform law

    House Republican unveils plan to overhaul Dodd-Frank financial reform law

    A top House Republican on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which has been fiercely criticized as overly burdensome by GOP lawmakers and Wall Street executives. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called...

  • Key House Republican unveils plan to overhaul Dodd-Frank financial reform law

    Key House Republican unveils plan to overhaul Dodd-Frank financial reform law

    A top House Republican on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which has been fiercely criticized as overly burdensome by GOP lawmakers, Wall Street executives and industry officials. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the House Financial Services...

  • Fed will wait to raise interest rates, Janet Yellen signals

    Fed will wait to raise interest rates, Janet Yellen signals

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen on Monday called the surprisingly weak May jobs report “disappointing” and signaled that central bank policymakers would wait at least a month on another interest rate hike. In her last public comments before next week’s Fed meeting, Yellen told the World...

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