| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:52 PM
California leads U.S. states in science and engineering employment, according to a new report from researchers at the National Science Foundation.
In 2011, the state employed 786,653 people in science and engineering jobs — nearly 14% of the 5.7...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When local police started quizzing people about their immigration status, some immigrants relocated – but they usually did not leave the United States, a new study finds.
A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Baltimore officials hope prospective homebuyers can be enticed with three words: Cold, hard cash.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to increase incentives for people who buy homes in Baltimore. Municipal employees will be eligible for a $5,000 loan,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The theater industry has had a lot of numbers thrown at it recently, and all of them seem to suggest live attendance is on the wane.
Or do they?
First there was the Americans for the Arts report touting that theater, symphony and opera attendance was...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Black Friday shopping rush may be slightly less of a nail-biter for retailers after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October.
Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday, handily exceeding the 0.1%...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There's no U.S. Centers for Disease Control for Pets. Until recently, veterinarians greatly practiced in a medical bubble, only knowing what they were seeing in their own clinics. With a database of more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, Banfield the Pet...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:25 PM
More than $14 billion in child support was left unpaid to American parents in a single year — more than 1 out of every 3 dollars that were due, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday.
Millions of parents are awarded child support every year,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Just a few weeks ago, Chicago police brass, prosecutors and federal authorities summoned gang members to Gage Park to deliver a message: If the violence continued, law enforcement would be targeting the gang responsible.
The meeting on the Southwest...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:57 PM
A new report on the senior population found a majority of elderly women, blacks and Latinos are precariously close to poverty, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute report released Thursday.
The report comes as lawmakers are considering...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Marianet Tirado returned to Los Angeles Trade Tech community college this fall, optimistic that she would get into the classes she needs to transfer to a four-year university.
Of the courses she wanted, only two had space left when she registered in May....