| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — Officials in charge of California's troubled unemployment insurance program said they underestimated the gravity of a computer meltdown that has left thousands of jobless workers scrambling to pay bills and feed their families....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Amid the cheering in many quarters over the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal healthcare law, a sobering fact remains: California's ailing healthcare system won't be easy to fix.
Millions of Californians will still lack insurance even after...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The state's top labor official ordered the Employment Development Department to immediately issue payments to 124,000 Californians whose benefit checks have been delayed by a computer glitch.
Marty Morgenstern, secretary of labor and workforce...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Herbalife maintained that its financial statements are sound and reliable amid news that its auditor is in the middle of an insider-trading investigation.
Scott London, 50, a senior partner with KPMG, was ousted by his company after it learned the...
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Shareholders of The Hartford Financial Services Group voted to approve executives' compensation, the board of directors and to appoint Deloitte & Touche as the company's independent accounting firm.
The meeting was sparsely attended — a few...
| Oct 14, 2013
I enjoy power tools that go "VRRRROOMMMMM!!!" and hitting things with hammers, but that doesn't make me a handyman.
I learned that quickly after becoming a homeowner. There are jobs I can do — painting, minor bits of plumbing, light carpentry...
| 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-...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks.
The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Weeks after a computer malfunction interrupted unemployment benefits for as many as 300,000 unemployed Californians, many say they're still struggling to get help from the Employment Development Department.
Some people have gone...