| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In a move to appease power users, Apple has issued a note promising that popular features removed from the latest versions of the iWork Mac productivity apps will return within the next six months.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company released new...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
There is intense focus on Beijing this week, as the plenary meeting of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee, which includes President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, concludes after a series of discussions on economic reforms designed to...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years.
It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON — A leading international group on Tuesday cut its forecast for global economic growth through next year, warning that fiscal and monetary policy decisions looming in the U.S. could derail the recovery.
The Organization for Economic...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:16 PM
State and local governments haven't always used their role as the "laboratories of democracy" wisely or for the general good. (The phrase reaches us indirectly from the great progressive Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.) But the expanding movement to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Regional economies throughout the country got a boost from manufacturing and the housing recovery this fall, but overall the nation's economic growth was modest to moderate.
Manufacturing, which expanded in most regions of the country, was led by gains...