| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:23 AM
While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years.
On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said Friday he was confident he could raise enough cash to defeat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
"It's going to cost tens of millions of dollars; there's no question we're going to be outgunned,"...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies.
Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Deryl McKissack, 52, is president and chief executive of McKissack & McKissack, a construction management and design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Baltimore. The firm manages about $15 billion in construction projects....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, 60, probably won't win many popularity contests. He's frequently been vilified by the political left for doing too little and by the right for doing too much. Most Americans probably have no idea what he...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The two main Republicans hoping to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: A few months back, you wrote that some people can now carry over $500 from their flexible-spending accounts after the deadline for spending the money. Do I still have to use up last year's money in my account by March 15, 2014?
A: That's up to your...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:49 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown finally made it official Thursday -- he’s running for reelection.
Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County to seek an unprecedented fourth and final term as governor. He had been widely expected to make the move,...