| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Consumers opened their wallets more than expected in December even though their incomes failed to grow, but their confidence slipped in January amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in economic momentum can be sustained....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A couple of centuries ago, Northern California was a magnet for legions of men, young and old, in search of riches. They had heard that millions could be made by anyone who showed up and worked hard. Some did achieve great wealth, but most left with...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Martin Luther King, Jr., was honored Monday with parades, marches, a Google Doodle -- and a poignant plea to turn this holiday into a "No Shots Fired" Day.
The King Center, devoted to King's philosophy of nonviolence while working to eliminate poverty...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Find the best and the brightest of the comic book world right here, before the books hit the shelves. Thumb […]...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Is romance dead?
That’s the question my colleague Chris Erskine posed in his Middle Ages column last week after noticing a decline in RomComs and love songs.
“Imagine a life without romance. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve come...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man.
"I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle.
Gather 'round, folks, for I'm...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Gandhi, Mandela and Castro took to the streets armed with certainty that the courts would never grant the change they desired. In the soppy legal drama "The Attorney," the protagonist eventually arrives at a similar conclusion as he embarks on a journey...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...