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  • Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim

    Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
  • Stop the deficit extremists

    Stop the deficit extremists
    The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency. That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is...
  • Center Theatre Group headed for fifth straight budget deficit

    Center Theatre Group headed for fifth straight budget deficit
    By some measures, L.A.'s Center Theatre Group is the busiest nonprofit stage company in the nation — and it's the biggest by far outside Manhattan. But now this theatrical giant is in serious need of more than a little help from its friends. The...
  • IMF urges U.S. to repeal 'ill-designed' sequester cuts

    IMF urges U.S. to repeal 'ill-designed' sequester cuts
    WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged U.S. officials to scale back its automatic federal spending cuts, warning that they were "excessively rapid and ill-designed" and were hurting the nation's economic recovery "The sequester...
  • Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating

    Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating
    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...
  • U.S. trade deficit widened in April as consumer imports surged

    U.S. trade deficit widened in April as consumer imports surged
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit widened in April after hitting a three-year low the previous month, as imports of consumer goods surged in a reflection of increasing confidence among  American households. The trade deficit increased 8.5% to $40.3...
  • Live discussion: Dodgers, Angels showing signs of life?

    Live discussion: Dodgers, Angels showing signs of life?
      Join Times Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna today at 11:30 a.m. as they discuss their respective teams in a live video chat. The two teams are currently in the midst of a four-game series against each other, with...
  • Economy grew at 2.4% annual rate in first quarter

    Economy grew at 2.4% annual rate in first quarter
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly slower pace in the first three months of the year than originally estimated, as steeper government spending cutbacks and reduced private investment dragged on growth. The Commerce Department on...
  • Chained thinking on the federal deficit

    Chained thinking on the federal deficit
    Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
  • Dwight Howard can't hold it all together for Lakers

    Dwight Howard can't hold it all together for Lakers
    SAN ANTONIO -- Kobe Bryant wasn't tweeting Wednesday night, so perhaps the most compelling electronic observation came from a text sent to press row from a neighbor who probably spoke for a city. "Dwight ain't Shaq." In three words, that was the...
  • Economic growth rises to 2.5% pace but falls below expectations

    Economic growth rises to 2.5% pace but falls below expectations
    WASHINGTON — The nation's sluggish recovery can't seem to catch a break. Persistent federal spending cuts and a slowdown in business investments thwarted hopes for stronger economic growth in the first quarter, setting up more modest gains in jobs...