| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Six years after the mortgage meltdown, delinquencies and foreclosures are way down. Millions of borrowers have cut their housing costs by refinancing at the lowest interest rates ever recorded.
That's great for borrowers and bank balance sheets, but bad...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Los Angeles County Superior Court plans to eliminate more than 500 jobs by the end of the week in a sweeping cost-cutting plan to close a projected $85-million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year.
On Friday, layoff notices will be hand-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:57 PM
A parade of speakers implored L.A. school district officials Tuesday to use new revenues to restore and build programs, even amid warnings that budget problems loom and could worsen depending on developments in the state Legislature.
The public hearing...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:43 PM
One of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's closest advisors will become the new leader of the nonprofit overseeing public schools under the mayor's control.
Joan Sullivan, 39, will take the helm next month of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:51 PM
The troubled Inglewood school district is once again facing severe financial uncertainty.
The school system was taken over by the state last September when Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation granting $55 million in loans to the district. But...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Los Angeles County's second-largest advertising agency on Friday terminated nearly one-fifth of its workforce — about 200 people — after losing much of its signature American Honda Motor Co. account.
Santa Monica based Rubin Postaer &...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for Xbox One to change my world.
The Skinny: I may be in the minority, but I'm not looking for more interaction with my TV. I spend my days interacting and it is mostly a frustrating experience. I don't want to be...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The week before the Memorial Day holiday has been a busy one for retailers. Here's a sampling of happenings from Mattel, J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Mattel: As the El Segundo-based toymaker adapts to its newly created North America division, it...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Just one week after touting its strength to advertisers and declaring it wasn't worried about new competition from Fox Sports, ESPN is cutting its staff.
The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:47 AM
ATHENS -- Greece’s ruling coalition threatened Monday to arrest public high school teachers if they walk off work later this week, a strike that would potentially disrupt university-entrance exams for thousands of students.
But the government's...
| Nov 1, 2012
California Flag is the senior citizen of racehorses this weekend at Santa Anita. The 8-year-old gelding will try to become the oldest horse to win a Breeders' Cup race.
"He's getting whiter and whiter," trainer Brian Koriner said Wednesday morning of the...