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  • State of the Union: What Obama can and can't do by executive order

    State of the Union: What Obama can and can't do by executive order
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled policies he can implement by executive order, as well as several needing congressional approval. Among them: Executive actions: • Create a retirement savings program for lower-income...
  • Tom Sherak's passing is a loss to L.A.'s film industry

    Tom Sherak's passing is a loss to L.A.'s film industry
    The death of Tom Sherak, the respected Hollywood executive and recently appointed film czar for Los Angeles, is a blow to the city's film industry. Sherak, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Tuesday at his home...
  • Washington state governor declares moratorium on death penalty

    Washington state governor declares moratorium on death penalty
    SEATTLE — Declaring that he is "not convinced equal justice is being served" by the death penalty as it is carried out today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a moratorium on executions. Inslee did not commute the sentences of the...
  • Jewelry maker must retool after bout with cancer

    Jewelry maker must retool after bout with cancer
    First, the cancer threatened Susan Braig's life, then it wrecked her finances. Now healthy at 64, Braig is worried about her future. Her primary income is the roughly $2,300 a month she gets from Social Security. Then there's her home-based business,...
  • Does advice of saving 10% of income for retirement still apply?

    Dear Liz: I often hear financial planners say you should save 10% of your income, but they don't go into exactly what that means. Is that 10% separate from retirement or including retirement? Does that include saving for your emergency fund? Is this...
  • Washington governor suspends state's death penalty

    Washington governor suspends state's death penalty
    SEATTLE -- Declaring that he is "not convinced equal justice is being served" by the death penalty as it is carried out today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a moratorium on carrying out executions. Inslee did not commute the sentences...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register

    Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register
    The big loser in Thursday's Oscar nominations may be California. The state barely registered in the Oscar contest, at least when it comes to film locations, underscoring the difficulty California faces in keeping its homegrown industry from fleeing...
  • Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February

    Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February
    WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....
  • The GOP discovers inequality

     The GOP discovers inequality
    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • 2 arrested in connection with Target hack

    2 arrested in connection with Target hack
    Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards. The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
  • Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies

    Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies
    The nine films nominated for best picture Oscars have more in common than just the accolades they've earned. Every one of them also scores high marks when it comes to garnering subsidies from the public. The libertarian Manhattan Institute reported...