| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months.
In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Jan 20, 2013
In the past four years, no woman has been a more powerful fashion force than Michelle Obama.
Even after so much time on the public stage, her wardrobe choices still spark trends, drive sales and generate discussion and dissection on blogs and morning TV...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating.
The automatic federal...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89.
His office said Lautenberg died shortly after 4 a.m. EDT on Monday at a New York hospital after...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The delusions of tea party Republicans are about to create a lot of misery for America. The "sequester" -- the drastic set of budget cuts formerly known as the "fiscal cliff" -- seems very likely to go into effect at the end of this week due in no small...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than five years as optimism increased about the state of the economy and its prospects for the rest of the year, according to a closely watched private barometer released...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Economic prognosticators spent the end of 2012 fretting about looming spending cuts and toxic tax increases. Consumers, however, spent it shopping.
Retail sales across the nation rose 0.5% to $415.7 billion in December as Americans put fiscal cliff...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Clue: This brainiac earned 74 Jeopardy! wins as well as a spot on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of the year. Answer: Who is Ken Jennings?
The trivia mastermind and famed "Jeopardy!" champion is back in print with a new book...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 1:33 PM
The imminent closure of Junior’s Deli, a longtime Jewish eatery on the Westside, was the result of inexperienced ownership that exacerbated a rent dispute, according to the business' landlord.
For decades, Beverly Hills-based Four Corners...