| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state's health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut's system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site.
Officials with Maryland's exchange plan to turn to the...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane.
While loath to call...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks.
The Times has reported...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The California Assembly plans to hold a hearing as early as next month to probe the causes of a snafu at the Employment Development Department that caused tens of thousands of unemployment claim payments to be delayed.
Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-...
| Dec 26, 2013
Recent headlines bemoan the fact that, in the city of Los Angeles, only one woman — recently elected to a City Council with 14 men — holds elected office in City Hall. As for L.A. County, with 9.9 million residents, a lone woman sits on its...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:50 AM
South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out.
She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Florida has recovered $1.5 million in "financial restitution" from unemployment benefits website developer Deloitte Consulting, said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's executive director Jesse Panuccio in an update Wednesday evening....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Mumbai-based Indian majors are heading south along with their Hollywood partners, looking to cash in on the lucrative South Indian film market and expanding their reach beyond Hindi-language Bollywood.
In 2012, the Indian film industry was worth $1.8...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Al Jazeera took what appeared to be its final steps to building a U.S. cable-news outlet Monday by instilling ABC News veteran Kate O'Brian as its president while naming the executive who has been building the nascent network, Ehab Al Shihabi, as its...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
You've been through several rounds of grueling interviews and you've made it. You got the job. Congratulations! Now it's time to iron your mismatched suit and hope your unruly hair behaves on the first day of work.
The first few weeks...