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  • U.S. healthcare spending growth remains low for fourth year

    WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
  • U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace

    U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace
    WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Senior center headed for 'fiscal crisis'

    It was a lavish evening at the posh Center Club, a Gatsby-themed affair 10 months in the making. The private, South Coast Metro venue was replete with flappers, generous silent-auction gift baskets, live music, a faux casino and hors d'oeuvres. Nearly...
  • Not another debt limit fight [Editorial]

    Not another debt limit fight   [Editorial]
    Well, so much for the return of reason to the Congressional budget debate. Even before the ink was dry on the bipartisan agreement that is supposed to stabilize the budget debate for the next two years — and before the Senate has even voted on the...
  • Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.

    When leaders of the House and Senate budget committees announced a deal that would set spending limits through September 2015, some hoped it signaled a lengthy respite from the fiscal battling and brinkmanship that led to October's partial government...
  • Lakers fall apart in second half of 114-100 loss to Hawks

    Lakers fall apart in second half of 114-100 loss to Hawks
    The Lakers fell to the Hawks on the road Monday night in Atlanta, 114-100. After a strong first half, the Lakers allowed 67 points in the second, getting simply outworked by the Hawks. Six Hawks scored in double figures including Al Horford (19), Paul...
  • Lake Forest officials review list of improvement projects

    At a special finance committee meeting, Lake Forest officials mulled over a list of capital projects and addressed the fate of future funding for things like roads, sewers and new vehicles for city departments. The City Council requested the meeting...
  • 'Walking Dead' Creator Sues AMC Over Profits

    "The Walking Dead" creator Frank Darabont and his agent CAA have filed suit against AMC Networks, claiming that they are owed tens of millions of dollars for the runaway hit, one that the cabler claims is running a deficit. The suit, filed on Tuesday...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...