| May 21, 2013
| 5:23 PM
California slipped a notch in spending per public school pupil in 2011, falling to 35th among
states in a year that marked the first overall drop across the nation in nearly four decades, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
The 50 states and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Based on various quality-of-life factors, Livability.com this week has dubbed Costa Mesa one of its Top 100 Best Places to Live.
The city clinched the No. 99 spot based on eight categories: economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The term "sandwich generation" has been around for a few decades, but the issue of caring for geriatric parents is gaining urgency as our population steadily ages.
Increasingly, baby boomers and Gen-Xers find themselves caught between their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The makeup of the workforce has changed over the past few decades. The impact of recessions, along with technological advancements, offshoring and other factors, have caused some industries and job types to strengthen while others have declined. In fact,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak.
The stock market barreled to new highs anyway.
The nation's two closely watched stock barometers — the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Men's apparel retailer Destination XL opened a new store in Towson today, catering to men who wear extra large sizes.
The store in Yorkridge Center, at 815 Goucher Boulevard, will sell more than 100 brands in sizes XL and up, including private label and...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:07 PM
A bill in Sacramento that would have decisively erased California’s longstanding dubious distinction as the stingiest state in the nation for arts-grant funding has failed for now. Some backers hope it might be revived next year.
The bill would...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Glendale officials have for years been trying to shake the city's image as a bedroom community to L.A. by bolstering the business base and building new apartments downtown.
They've done so in the hope that more people will work closer to where they...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Baltimore’s challenge challenge to the 2010 Census count netted the city a small population bump.
Instead of being home to 620,961 people on April 1, 2010, as the U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2011, Baltimore actually had 621,074 residents...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.
American Sign Language, or ASL, has become one of the most popular language classes, ranking fourth in the latest Modern Language Association Survey and...