Initial unemployment claims plunged last week to an eight-year low of 284,000 in a fresh sign that the recent labor market recovery is solidifying.
On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer.
Sometimes airfares are just too good to be true.
Wages for professional services workers rise as an improving economy spurs hiring.
In one of the largest transactions of its type in the state this year, a luxurious new high-rise apartment and retail complex in Koreatown has sold for $283 million.
Satellites about the size of a loaf of bread may one day explore space, propelled across the vast expanse by an unfurled sail.
Rescuing California's oldest Latino bank, 16 larger community and regional banks have chipped in $6.3 million to help keep 50-year-old Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles open.
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A resident of Rockland County, N.Y., Berger died July 13 at a hospital in Nyack, N.Y., his literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said this week. Berger, who served in World War II, wrote more than 20 books, including the autobiographical "Rinehart" series, a "Little Big Man" sequel and "The Feud," about warring families in a 1930s Midwest community. "The Feud" was recommended for the 1984 Pulitzer...