| 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...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial unemployment claims dropped back to a level indicating moderate job growth last week after a spike the previous week raised alarms about the labor market recovery.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
No one ever said the economic recovery would be pretty.
California eked out more growth in April as employers added 10,400 jobs, bringing the net total added over the year to 273,000. The state's unemployment rate dropped to 9% from 9.4% the month...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:45 AM
For the first time since the recession began, the unemployment rate for adult women surpassed that for adult men, indicating that while the U.S. might have been a "mancession," it also appears to be experiencing a "mancovery."
The unemployment rate...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Jesús García saw no reason to be afraid of death.
"It's not good to fear anything," he once said. "Death is always around, but you've got to laugh at death."
After leaving the hospital that afternoon in early May, he boarded the bus at Vermont and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The "fiscal cliff" looms ahead and it is a solid bet that no one will come up with a deal in time to stop the country from careening off the edge. Nearly everyone claims they want to avoid the automatic tax increases and massive budget cuts that will...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Capitol politicians may have an extra $3.2 billion to play with. Or they may not.
It depends on whose figures you believe: nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor's or contrarian Gov. Jerry Brown's.
I tend to have more...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a six-week high of 360,000 last week after declining to a post-recession low this month, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for the first-time for unemployment...