| Sep 5, 2010
The U.S. economy will eventually rebound from the Great Recession. Millions of American workers will not.
What some economists now project — and policymakers are loath to admit — is that the U.S. unemployment rate, which stood at 9.6% in...
| Dec 26, 2009
Real estate developer CIM Group Inc. has built a reputation as a big-city turnaround artist, transforming dreary business districts from downtown Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., with pricey loft apartments, trendy retailers and leafy pedestrian malls....
| Dec 22, 2009
It's chilly and hard to see at 4 a.m. as Martin Maher throttles up his turbocharged work boat against the swells. He is set to rendezvous with a Chinese container ship three miles beyond the Port of Los Angeles breakwater.
His mission: Deliver a port...
| Sep 25, 2011
We've now seen three full-dress debates among the Republican politicians who want to be the next president of the United States, and here's what we've learned:
They all believe taxes are too high, even though federal taxes are lower as a percentage of...
| Oct 17, 2011
They loped in like a pair of old lions, one a bit stooped, both proud to a fault. On the left, sipping from his bottled water, was Gov. Jerry Brown. On the right, fidgeting with note cards, was Michael Milken.
The occasion was last week's State of the...
| Sep 15, 2011
"We have not had the courage to stand up and look Americans in the face," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said when he was asked about Social Security at the Republican presidential candidates' debate this week. "It has been called a Ponzi scheme by many people...
| Sep 7, 2010
Beyond the 15 million Americans who have no jobs at all, millions more are caught in part-time or limited jobs that don't pay them enough to maintain their standard of living — much less contribute to the strong consumer spending needed to power the...
| May 8, 2010
Richard Riordan spent eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, but he didn't start his civic engagement with L.A. when he was sworn in, and he didn't end it after he was termed out. Since then, he's become part tribal elder, part fun uncle, but just now the...
| Aug 29, 2011
First of two parts | Part two
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
| Oct 15, 2011
Lanny Ebenstein wants you to vote to kneecap the state's public workers unions by banning their right to collective bargaining. Other measures scrambling to qualify for the November 2012 ballot would drop the hammer specifically on public employees'...
| Aug 19, 2010
I can't recall my fourth-grade teacher's name. Mrs. Klatt? Miss Klapp? What I remember about her is that she had naturally curly hair, which I envied, and that she let us play "Heads-up, Seven-up" on rainy days when we had to stay in for recess.