| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First, the cancer threatened Susan Braig's life, then it wrecked her finances.
Now healthy at 64, Braig is worried about her future. Her primary income is the roughly $2,300 a month she gets from Social Security. Then there's her home-based business,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Your personal information isn't safe.
That doesn't apply only to the 40 million Target shoppers whose credit and debit card numbers may now be in the hands of hackers.
It's a trend that's been clear for many years: The stewards of consumers'...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.
But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
| Dec 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system.
Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to substantially reduce inspections and civil enforcement cases against industry over the next five years, arguing that focusing on the biggest polluters would be the most effective way to clean...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
You know a bill is in trouble in Congress when its opponents come up with increasingly infantile reasons for killing it. That's the coming fate of immigration reform in Washington. To hear House Republicans talk, it's worth killing because (a) passing...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- A key California Republican is pushing back against House GOP leaders who say there is not enough time before Congress adjourns this year to consider immigration reform.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will make his case to House...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:59 AM
If you hadn't read anything about David Dreier since he retired from Congress last January -- well, that was then, this is now.
Out of office, the 16-term Republican congressman whose San Gabriel Valley district got redrawn out from under him (he says...