| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
The investigation of U.S....
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Furnaces and boilers worked overtime this month, and the next set of energy bills to arrive in mailboxes will show just how expensive a brutal cold spell can be for homeowners, particularly in the older homes that populate the Chicago area.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My wife and I are divorcing. Is it better to have the divorce take effect in 2014 vs. 2013? My thought is if it takes effect in 2014, we can file married joint or separate for 2013, which should be cheaper tax wise....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors dig deeper into an investigation of the financial management of the Orange County Great Park.
The City Council voted 3 to 2 this week to move forward with a forensic audit...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:12 PM
RICHMOND — House Republicans pushed back against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's request for authority to expand Medicaid if a legislative panel won't act this year with a call for a two-year audit of the program.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Augusta, is...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.
The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
DENVER -- Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers linked to the nation's deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in a quarter-century were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home detention, but the judge said he wasn't sending them to prison so that they could...
| Dec 18, 2013
A year ago, activist investor Bill Ackman rocked Wall Street with a $1-billion bet that shares of Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles seller of weight-loss and nutrition products, would slide to zero.
Herbalife was a "pyramid scheme," bound to be undone...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The revelations of the secret audit of Xerox State and Local Solutions' operation of Baltimore’s speed camera system showing the company had error rates 40 times higher than what city officials were telling the public, should prompt a review of...