| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:52 AM
U.S. construction spending rose 0.8% in October from the month before, the fastest pace in more than four years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.
Overall construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion,...
| 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 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The makeup of the workforce has changed over the past few decades. The impact of recessions, along with technological advancements, offshoring and other factors, have caused some industries and job types to strengthen while others have declined. In fact,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak.
The stock market barreled to new highs anyway.
The nation's two closely watched stock barometers — the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely.
Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
| 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,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:28 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Driven by an aging population and increased access to health insurance, the U.S. will need more doctors by 2025, says a new study.
The expected rise in demand varies by state and medical specialty, according to the study's...