| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data.
So-called personal consumption...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group.
The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges.
Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
For all the cringeworthy talk of crushes, conniptions and collapsing marriage, the key to the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will be connecting dots — whether prosecutors can link gifts and loans from...
| Aug 10, 2014
As the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason, Virginia should be distinguished by a dedication to fair and equal representative democracy. Voters here should have confidence, not only that their ballots carry weight, but that...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching an initiative to enhance the state's services for children and improve their health, education and safety.
His first step, announced Monday, was convening a high-level "Children's Cabinet," of four Cabinet secretaries,...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:11 PM
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads after an exercise two weeks ago showed that "we could not evacuate if we had a major catastrophe," he said.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies.
Senators also approved...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million.
Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...