| 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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Metro Chicago saw a 10.7 percent rise in the value of goods exported last year, to $44.9 billion, inching up one slot to place No. 6 nationwide, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report released Tuesday.
The top five metros areas: Houston, New...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A new study that zeroed in on a single city in Michigan found that where men are scarce, youth were more likely to commit assaults.
Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed youth arrests and U.S. Census Bureau data for Flint, Mich., an...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing.
| 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...