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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • Early voting is changing election 'day' into election 'month'

    Early voting is changing election 'day' into election 'month'
    The midterm election may be weeks away, but tens of thousands of ballots have already been cast in a reprise of an increasingly powerful political tool: early voting. In North Carolina, which has a pivotal U.S. Senate contest at the top of the ticket,...
  • Alice Short - Assistant Managing Editor, Features

    Alice Short - Assistant Managing Editor, Features
    As assistant managing editor for features, Alice Short oversees Health, Food, Home, Travel and Fashion content for the Los Angeles Times.  She has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and has edited a number of Times publications, including the Life...
  • Gas Prices Reach Half-Year Low

     
    Gas prices continued to ease in most parts of the country after the Labor Day weekend, and motorists in some areas are now paying the lowest pump prices in months. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas......
  • Gas Prices Continue to Fall

     
    The good news on gas prices is that AAA expects pump prices to continue to fall now that the summer driving season is in the rearview mirror. The bad news: Gas prices during the summer were the fourth highest on......
  • Sunny season draws to a close in Ocean City

    Sunny season draws to a close in Ocean City
    Dumser's soft ice cream cones were still twirled perilously high, Thrashers' french fries were still doused in vinegar, and the surf was clear and cold as ever, but there were signs of change in Ocean City this summer. In some cases, literally: Town...
  • Christian Rapper Lecrae Notches First No. 1 Album in Soft Sales Week

    Leading soft post-Labor Day sales that saw no six-figure debuts, Christian rapper Lecrae notched his first No. 1 album with "Anomaly." The Reach Records title moved 88,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Sept. 14. The...
  • Jim Talent and Ed Rendell: Americans demand a modern transportation network

    Jim Talent and Ed Rendell: Americans demand a modern transportation network
    The summer air travel season has hit record numbers this year, and while we still have some time left for travel and fun before summer is over, travelers have continued to express frustration with air travel hassles. Most of that frustration is...
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox. Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • Clemson gets latest chance to affect college football title chase

    This fishy early season is a “one that got away” story. The title race might have been jumbled before October had a few teams not frittered away the late summer. Many of our preseason favorites have been shaken, but not stirred. Underdog...
  • Job No. 1 for Ducks: Getting to the playoffs

    Ducks General Manager Bob Murray watched how the Kings cruised through the regular season, then gassed the accelerator to the floor once the Stanley Cup was in sight. "Our first job is to get to the playoffs. I don't care where we finish," Murray said....