| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that increases spending on early childhood education, job training, high-tech manufacturing and urban redevelopment in an effort to shrink the gap between rich and poor.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama will propose a series of changes to the tax code in a budget plan Tuesday that would shift benefits from top earners to middle- and lower-income Americans, the White House said.
In his 2015 budget plan, Obama will...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In the March 9 On the Spot, reader Kurt Sipolski of Palm Desert asked whether it was legal for airlines to charge a maintenance fee for frequent-flier miles. (It is.) Sipolski's question raised several issues that affect leisure travelers, who are price-...
| Mar 2, 2014
Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Adina Jones has spent years immersed in logistics such as financial tracking, transportation organization, nutritional direction and healthcare supervision.
In other words, Jones is a mom.
And until shortly before her 14-year marriage ended last year,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux.
Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies."
Capizzi will be among hundreds of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills.
The request from Richard Cordray,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A new report by the Milken Institute could provide fresh ammunition to proponents of an expanded state film and TV tax credit.
Set to be released Thursday, the study entitled "A Hollywood Exit: What California Must Do to Remain Competitive in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The massive theft of Target Corp. customer data contributed to a huge drop in fourth-quarter profit as the retailer scrambled to win back the trust of consumers and shore up its hobbled payments system.
The Minneapolis-based chain reported that profit...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
SEATTLE — U.S. officials are heading to Greenland for a three-day meeting to persuade other Arctic nations to place a moratorium on high-seas fishing in the Arctic Ocean, where climate change is melting the permanent ice cap and allowing trawlers in...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:00 PM
If you are the guy who lifted my iPhone last year, you may have noticed that the camera roll was as rich in taco snapshots as it was lacking in selfies — my inner life tends to be measured out in radishes, meat and limes. If you peered closely at...