| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As the first bomb erupted on the sidewalk along Boylston Street at 2:49 p.m. last April, the concussion rippled through Phil Kent's chemotherapy-weakened body.
Jennifer Hartman and Renee Opell dug their fingernails into his arms as they froze a half-...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:58 AM
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model.
After nearly two decades of...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:28 PM
SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans.
First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind.
In a Capitol dominated by...
| Apr 24, 2014
As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities.
Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals.
Airport officials conceded...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
As a former West Hartford town councilor, candidate for Congress and 30-year pistol permit gun owner, I entered the race for governor on April 4, 2013, after the infringement of our Second Amendment rights in the form of the gun control bill. Common...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Small-business owners were more optimistic about the economy last month and expected sales to increase as a winter marked by severe weather ended, according to survey results released Tuesday.
The confidence index from the National...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Arlington Heights' interest-free loan program that previously was limited to small companies and manufacturers is now open to any business.
What was previously billed as a revolving loan program for small businesses to drive economic growth was...