| Dec 26, 2012
You'd be hard pressed to find a company that talks more about its "people-centric" management culture than Barry-Wehmiller, a privately owned manufacturer of industrial equipment.
Barry-Wehmiller, which has $1.5 billion in annual sales, says it's all...
| Dec 30, 2012
The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over.
What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Dear Liz: Help! We've just received devastating news from our accountant that we owe around $11,000 to the IRS and the state for 2012 taxes. The reason for the huge bill is that we cleaned out my husband's IRA to pay for our son's college expenses. My...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.
The distinctive voice that once...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:01 PM
The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery.
The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...
| Feb 17, 2013
Dear Liz: A lot of financial advice sites say you should have an emergency fund equal to three to six months of living expenses. What would be considered living expenses? Should you use three to six months of your net take-home pay or a smaller number? Is...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 3:34 PM
The L.A. City Council has once again found a way to forestall layoffs, voting to avoid nearly 100 job cuts scheduled for Dec. 31....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles City workers are planning a protest outside of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s annual State of the City address Wednesday to voice their anger at the mayor’s plan for layoffs....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Even as city workers protested proposed layoffs outside of his speech, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa avoided talk of layoffs during his annual State of the City address Wednesday, choosing instead to cheerlead a proposed ballot measure that he said...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:35 PM
L.A. County supervisors will consider a proposed $23.8 billion budget next week that will not include any "dramatic" cuts to public services, furloughs or layoffs, officials announced....
| May 1, 2012
| 4:36 AM
As workers around the world mark May Day, a new report finds the world is still short 50 million jobs that were lost to the economic crisis, labor laws have been weakened and new jobs tend to pay little....