| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Teens and bargain hunters propelled retail sales in April, but couldn’t save the industry from the dampening effects of chilly weather and continuing economic worries.
A monthly measure of same-store sales rose 3.7% last month, according to...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Birthrates were dramatically reduced during the recession among women who did not finish high school, a development that far outpaced the drop among women with higher levels of education, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Between 2008...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to their lowest level in more than five years, countering recent signals that the economic recovery is slowing.
The number of people filing for the first time for unemployment benefits fell to 324,...