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  • Tesla Motors' second-quarter operating profit sends shares soaring

    Tesla Motors' second-quarter operating profit sends shares soaring
    Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in after-hours trading after the Palo Alto automaker reported a surprise operating profit in its automotive operations. Excluding one-time expenses, the maker of high-end electric cars squeezed out an operating profit...
  • Glendale standardized test scores dip

    Glendale schools experienced a slight dip in test scores in English and math, keeping pace with a statewide trend that some education officials blame on drastic budget cuts in school districts throughout California. In Glendale, 70% of students tested...
  • Mixed data on STAR exams for Burbank schools

    Local public schools saw modest gains in English but a small dip on math test scores, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education. In Burbank, 69% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language...
  • Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate

    Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate
    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...
  • Inequality is hindering economic growth

    Inequality is hindering economic growth
    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...
  • Apodaca: Let's not overreact to dip in test scores

    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...
  • White House warns of Head Start cuts in California

    White House warns of Head Start cuts in California
    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...
  • More classes, less waiting

     More classes, less waiting
    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...
  • State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves

    State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves
    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.   Los Angeles...
  • Coast approves $10 million budget hike

    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...
  • California Legislature curbs spending impulse

    California Legislature curbs spending impulse
    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...