| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.
The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" — equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The Newport-Mesa school district recently reported that its most recent standardized test scores declined slightly from a year earlier, the first drop in a decade.
The results mirrored similar declines statewide, a development that led to a spasm of...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
For the first time in three years, Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College students returned to campus Monday morning to more classes and sharply reduced class wait-lists.
Fewer classes and lengthy wait-lists have been frustrating realities...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:44 AM
California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously has approved a $238-million budget — about $10 million more than last year.
Now that the district is recovering from budget cuts that plagued previous years, officials are...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — With a rebounding economy and a $6-billion tax hike approved by Californians last fall, the Legislature's freshly minted Democratic supermajority began the year with the money and power to reverse years of deficit-driven budget cuts and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...