| 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 17, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October.
Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
| Nov 21, 2013
Extravagance can be intoxicating, and those who grow accustomed to extravagance, only to be deprived of it, can miss it terribly. That accounts for much of the powerful hold John F. Kennedy has on a generation of Americans even today. He led people to...
| 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 17, 2013
| 6:26 PM
How do you feel about your buying power over these past few years since the recession supposedly ended? Barely treading water?
You're not alone. Median household income for the nation was flat when adjusted for inflation, at $51,017 last year compared...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Poverty continued creeping upward in the Los Angeles area last year, long after the declared end of the recession, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show.
The numbers are another sign of continued suffering after the economic downturn: More than...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:37 AM
The concept of an empty nest is becoming less of a reality for many parents of recent college graduates.
Because of an unstable economy and large amounts of student loan debt, the number of college graduates moving back in with parents is on the rise....
| 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...