| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:06 PM
California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone.
The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour.
| Jul 9, 2014
You just can't make everyone happy.
Now that the jobs picture is starting to look more encouraging for households trying to make ends meet, you'd think analysts would be joyful about more people having more money in their pockets to spend. But that's...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Summer is here, along with the La Cañada Irrigation District’s water report. Not that any of us, other than the oceanographers, can understand the report.
According to the EPA, by July 1, we should each “receive in the mail a short report...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception.
About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the...
| Jul 1, 2014
With gas prices on the rise again, West Baltimore resident Coralee Penner says she may sell the "gas-guzzling" Hummer H3 she's driven since 2007.
Penner said she's considering replacing her SUV with a more compact car to save on gas. In the meantime,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have in more than seven years, according to a new poll by the University of Florida.
The university's consumer confidence index climbed two points to 84 this month.
The highest possible...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:59 AM
The U.S. economy’s better-than-expected expansion in the second quarter fueled optimism that growth was back on an upward trajectory, allaying fears that the recovery might have been derailed during a sharp winter slowdown.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Huntington Beach will allow voters to decide whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.
Should the ballot measure pass in the Nov. 4 election, it would allow City Council members to draft an ordinance to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has chosen a new superintendent, picking a top official from Kaneland.
The board of education voted during a special meeting on July 30 to appoint Jeffrey Schuler to lead the district, starting...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns.
Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....