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World NowArgentinan president Cristina Fernandez proposal to nationalize a majority interest in the country's biggest oil company is a reaction to rising imports....
L.A. NOWA proposal to potentially turn over management of the Los Angeles Zoo to a private operator was approved by a Los Angeles City Council committee Thursday. If the plan gets the OK of the full council next month, the city could begin soliciting proposals...
L.A. NOWIn a 9-2 vote Friday, the Los Angeles City Council passed a measure that calls for the city to begin soliciting proposals from prospective operators of the Zoo & Botanical Gardens. City officials will start reviewing responses this fall. If a contract...
Money & CompanyGold: Trading now at $1,479 per ounce, up 0.9% from Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 12,399.00, down 0.1% from Thursday. Going private. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering bowing to the recent trend of big...
Money & CompanyAttacking the University of California is a perennial political sport -- who can forget that Ronald Reagan's heckling of Berkeley students was as important in launching his conservative political career as was the support of General Electric Co.? But the....
ANTONIA JUHASZ is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time."WHILE THE Bush administration, the media and nearly all the Democrats still refuse to explain the war in Iraq in terms of oil, the ever-pragmatic members of the Iraq Study Group share no such reticence. Page 1, Chapter 1 of the Iraq Study Group report...
California's recurring budget problems call for serious reform. The recent budget deal in Sacramento relies heavily on borrowing and increased taxes, including the highest state sales tax in the country, but fails to close the budget gap. The...
In December, reports surfaced that then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson was nervous. Without a Wall Street bailout package, he reportedly warned members of Congress, civil unrest might become so widespread that martial law would have to be imposed....
Today, Gordon and Reed discuss charging motorists tolls based on the changing volume of traffic. Previously, they debated the MTA's plan to convert some carpool lanes into toll lanes and the slow pace of building transit projects in Los Angeles. Later...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
Carole Graebner Doubles champion in tennis Carole Caldwell Graebner, 65, a tennis player who won doubles titles at the U.S. and Australian championships in the 1960s, died Wednesday in New York City after a brief battle with cancer, said her daughter,...
Amid all the heartache and woe of the previous 10 days in scorched Southern California, I learned a marvelous new fact: For a lousy $995, you can buy a portable gizmo that sprays the very same fire-retardant goo that's used by the U.S. Forest Service...
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