| Nov 5, 2013
Suzanne Dinatale lost her job as sales manager for a biotech company in July. She applied almost immediately for unemployment benefits to help cushion the blow.
Dinatale, 41, of Manhattan Beach, said she had no problem receiving the forms she needed...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Panicked Californians inundated the state's unemployment agency with 20 times the normal volume of phone calls after a botched computer upgrade delayed jobless checks and crippled parts of the department's website.
Call attempts surged after the Labor...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:16 PM
The gig: Dominic Ng, 54, is chairman and chief executive of Pasadena's East West Bank, formerly a savings and loan association based in L.A.'s Chinatown that he built into the nation's largest Chinese American bank, with $23 billion in assets. The bank...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Just as Boeing Co. and its 787 Dreamliner looked to be taking off again, another fire onboard the signature new passenger jet has brought the resurgence to a halt.
A 787 — one of 68 delivered so far by Boeing — that had been sitting at a...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Feb 28, 2011
It was no coincidence that the theme of ABC's telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony was "You're Invited."
As never before, cinephiles this year were able to customize their personal Oscar viewing, becoming in effect the directors and editors of...
| Mar 6, 2011
Geopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what the Asia...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Descanso fills new management position
Juliann Rooke, who served as chief financial officer of the Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. for the past two years, has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer for the botanic garden....
| Jan 3, 2012
Finding employment these days can be hard enough, but imagine getting asked a bizarre question during the interview process that's impossible to answer. According to Glassdoor.com — an online jobs and career community — strange interview...
| Dec 15, 2011
Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and hospital officials in Mexico City are courting Chicagoans searching for affordable medical care.
On Wednesday, about a dozen Chicago health professionals and several others...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:44 PM
They are young, connected, outspoken, aware. They tend to know what they want, they know how to shop and they account for about one quarter of the population.
This is Generation Y, or Gen Y. And their automotive priorities change from year to year,...