| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- New jobless claims dropped more than expected last week, nearing a five-year low and continuing a downward trend this month that bodes well for the labor market.
There were 334,000 people who applied for unemployment benefits for the first...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:35 PM
As Republican leaders try to woo Latino voters with a new openness to legal status for the nation's illegal immigrants, the party remains at odds with America's fastest-growing ethnic community on another key issue: healthcare.
Latinos, who have the...
| Feb 24, 2013
The sequester, those $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to hit the federal government on March 1, was designed to be stupid.
In 2011, when President Obama proposed the scheme and both parties in Congress embraced it, their...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Two people convicted of collecting unemployment benefits for incarcerated gang members -- including a man who ended up behind bars after a detective recognized the tattoo of an unsolved murder scene emblazoned on his chest -- will now serve prison......
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Former Assemblyman Michael Allen may have lost a close race for reelection in November, but his state service is far from over....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:24 AM
California state workers cited by auditor for misconduct...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:33 PM
A California lawmaker wants to expand government benefits for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who qualify for a new federal work-permit program....
| Feb 27, 2013
Here's a phrase you can expect to be hearing a lot in the national debate over fiscal policy, as we move past the "sequester," which is the crisis du jour, and toward the budget cliff/government shutdown deadline looming at the end of March:...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped to 346,000 last week, a positive sign ahead of Friday's government unemployment report for May.
The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims unexpectedly rose to 354,000 last week, but the four-week average remained in the range of moderate labor market growth.
The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week ending Saturday...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Dear Liz: My spouse has tenure at a university. Given that one of us will always be employed, should we change the way we look at the amount of money we keep in an emergency fund or our risk tolerance for investments?
Answer: Even tenured professors can...