| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
Though sales paid for in bitcoin so far at...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
What a week for celebrity marriage.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got secretly hitched in France on Saturday. Neil and Pegi Young are divorcing after more than three decades. And Beyonce and Jay Z's Video Music Awards appearance on Sunday confirmed they'...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans' wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality — the gap between the top and everyone else — was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed. But wait....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Editor's note: This guest post was submitted by the bloggers from crazytowndeals.com.
A recent Time Magazine article described the Back To School shopping season among retailers as "brutally competitive." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the amount...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Israel Cruz drives his cluttered Mazda through the palm-lined avenues of Panorama City, a stack of maps at his side and a hurried sweat on his brow.
The 30-year-old in Ray-Bans and brown moccasins is scanning for "lost lots," small slices of city land...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Miami metro area's number of women-owned firms in the increased by 34 percent from over the past decade, according to the "State of the Women-Owned Business" report released last week.
Companies owned by women grew to about 243,000 last...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Joe Kaufman knows the secret to firing up a crowd. At least this crowd.
The magic words: "I'm running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz."
Kaufman was talking to an all-Republican crowd of party activists, reminding them he wants to take on...
| Dec 11, 2013
Opportunity has always brought new communities to Chicago, from the growth of railroads and stockyards in the 19th century to the recent emergence of technology startups; the city has consistently welcomed people from different corners of the world. In...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Glendale Community College hopes to increase the number of summer students this year to make up for a shortfall in spring enrollment figures.
College officials reported last week they estimate they served about 600 fewer students than hoped.