| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in the world who doesn't own a dog. So let me set the record straight. I'm normal.
According to the best data available, Connecticut ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of dog ownership, with only 28.3 percent...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Detroit's bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bonds and other debt that make it...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
A memorial in Glendale to sex slaves who served the Japanese army during World War II has aggravated an overseas opposition group that has now turned its attention to a similar proposal in Buena Park.
Members of the opposition group — which...
| Jul 31, 2013
The largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health to date could help uncover reasons behind this group's high rate of certain chronic, often life-threatening diseases and determine why life expectancy in the population appears longer despite these...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Experts thought this would be the year that Florida would bypass New York and be named the third largest state. Turns out, they were wrong.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its most recent population data on Monday, showing that Florida was just 98,000...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise.
Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State.
California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For Americans who haven’t been to college, alternative credentials such as professional licenses or educational certificates offer an edge in earnings, a new U.S. Census Bureau report shows.
But Latinos lag behind other Americans in getting such...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:54 PM
New research by the Economic Policy Institute finds that low-wage workers are more educated today than they were more than 40 years ago, but make less when the minimum wage is adjusted for inflation.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...