| Feb 26, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Does being bilingual give young children a mental edge, or does it delay their learning?
It depends on who you ask.
Bilingual education is regarded by some in education policy circles as little more than a half-baked technique of teaching students whose...
| May 19, 2007
At a Democratic presidential debate last month, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton described Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail company, as a "mixed blessing." She spoke from experience.
FOR THE RECORD: An article on May 19, 2007,...
| Jun 4, 2008
A month of gasoline prices near $4 a gallon was enough to sour Americans' long love affair with trucks and sport utility vehicles, pushing them back into sedans -- and driving Detroit's automakers into deeper trouble.
U.S. sales results released...
| Jul 6, 2009
It's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
| Dec 17, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died...
| Jun 20, 2000
Los Angeles County today becomes ground zero in a growing battle over privatizing social services, as the Board of Supervisors prepares to sign a $23-million welfare-to-work deal with a corporation whose tactics in acquiring government contracts have come...