| Sep 20, 2013
Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
I was the officer of the day at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, a stopover for Marines coming from and going to Vietnam. I was going. Since I was junior, I pulled the duty.
I was to supervise the movie in the enlisted men's club, referred to as “Dodge City&...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Chicago Public Schools offered some welcome news Monday to principals wrestling with tight budgets, saying funding will not be cut for schools whose enrollment on the 20th day of classes was lower than projected.
The district is in the first year of a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:14 PM
About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve.
The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why?
Profession: Burbank Councilman
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The nine city council members sworn in at the start of 2012 spent their first year largely in step with Mayor Pedro Segarra.
The council approved numerous proposals set forth by the mayor, and both sides communicated regularly on major issues, from...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The thinking behind pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree often goes like this: With an MBA I can advance in my career and, presumably, earn more money.
But like so much in business, the "income" side of the ledger has a companion...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Despite years of cuts to public education, McKinley School in Pasadena is turning up the volume of its music program with the help of a dedicated teacher and a nonprofit program that provides instruments for students.
McKinley fifth-grade teacher Raimer...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly fought to repeal.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October.
But he acknowledged that achieving a...
| Apr 17, 2013
Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it.
Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...