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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

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Service sector grows at fastest pace since summer

The service sector expanded last month at its fastest pace since the summer, adding to recent upbeat news about economic growth after a harsh winter slowed the recovery.

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel steps down in wake of huge data breach

Target Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel is leaving the retailer after a massive data breach during the critical holiday season jeopardized the personal information of up to 110 million customers and caused the company's sales to plu...

Europe forecasts stronger growth; boost for U.S. exports seen

European officials on Monday forecast stronger economic growth for the region, a major market for exports from California and the rest of the United States.

Perhaps this is why Bloody Mary drinks are so popular on planes

Bloody Marys and other tomato-based drinks may be popular on airline flights because the flavor of umami is not diminished by loud noise and low cabin air pressure.

Restrictions kill one-third of all loyalty reward points, study says

If you are saving loyalty reward points for your dream vacation, be wary of loopholes that can kill nearly one-third of your points.

Is the TSA becoming more tolerable?

Americans may not love the TSA, but they are learning to tolerate it.

Ron Howard lists East Coast estate with farm at $27.5 million

Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director, has put his family home and farm up for sale near Greenwich, Conn., for $27.5 million.

U.S. to create gasoline stockpile in Northeast in case of storms

The federal government plans to create a million-barrel gasoline reserve in the Northeast to help the region avoid fuel shortages that follow extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

First Toyota, next Sriracha? Texans wooing California hot sauce plant

Texas lawmakers are making a play to steal California's most famous hot sauce maker, the embattled Sriracha plant in Irwindale.

Strong April jobs report also contains warning signs on labor market

The unexpectedly strong job creation in April was a welcome sign to economists that slow hiring over the winter appeared to be related to severe weather and not a harbinger of another downturn in the uneven recovery.

Skechers is interested in buying a stake in the Clippers

Skechers USA Inc., the Manhattan Beach footwear company, said Friday it will explore acquiring a stake in the Los Angeles Clippers, joining a long list of celebrities and moguls interested in buying the team.

After jobs report, Dow hits new high then declines a bit

The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new record in early trading Friday before later reversing course and suffering a modest decline.

Obamacare enrollment in L.A. tops New York, most other states

More than 400,000 people in Los Angeles County signed up for Obamacare coverage in the health law's first open enrollment, surpassing turnout in most states.

Economy adds 288,000 jobs in April; unemployment rate down to 6.3%

Hiring surprisingly surged last month as the economy added 288,000 net new jobs -- the best performance in more than two years -- and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.

SoCal building permits bounce back in 2013 but still below past highs

The number of building permits issued in the Southland jumped 44% last year, though they still remain well below pre-recession levels.

A Single mom's job loss may haunt children for years, study says

The children of single mothers who unexpectedly lose their jobs suffer severe negative repercussions well into their adult years, according to a UCLA study.

Avon to pay $135 million to settle bribery charges

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle bribery charges, the company said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Weekly jobless claims surprisingly jump to two-month high of 344,000

First-time unemployment claims surprisingly jumped last week to a two-month high of 344,000, a downbeat sign ahead of Friday's jobs report.

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