| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
LONDON – European and U.S. officials resumed negotiations Monday on a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement despite angry protests in Europe over American electronic spying and threats to call off the talks.
The five-day discussion in Brussels had...
| Nov 12, 2013
Re "Californians uneasy about healthcare law," USC Dornsife/Times Poll, Nov. 10
The results of this poll are neither surprising nor particularly meaningful. Those who stand to gain from a law will support it; those who don't, won't.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The average cost of a private room in a nursing home is now about $248 per day (or about $90,000 per year), and 12 hours a day of home care costs even more, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute. But for many baby-boomers, it takes more than...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans have been notified in recent weeks by their health insurance companies that their coverage will soon be canceled because of President Obama’s healthcare law.
To address the outrage over these cancellations,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
| Sep 12, 2013
Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated.
"I came from a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:01 AM
CALEXICO — An entity focused on bringing those involved with border issues together met Thursday and took a step toward formalization.
The Imperial/Mexicali Binational Alliance, formerly known as a workgroup, was created by the Imperial County...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
How many years are we away from a national apology over slavery?
Wait, scratch that word, "apology." Too late, not possible. The scope of the wrong was too great. Make that a national atonement -- an owning up to the crime, a pause in the collective...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:07 PM
MONTVILLE — A shot at a long-term contract is reviving a renewable energy project here that has spent the last few years idling.
The project — 42 megawatts of power from biomass, 2.3 megawatts from solar, and 5.6 megawatts from fuel cells...
| Aug 7, 2013
Federal mediators arrived Tuesday to assist with negotiations between Gold Cross Ambulance employees on strike and the company.
Negotiations were actually taking place on the strike line, which “is extremely rare in a labor dispute,”...