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  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy

    Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    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...
  • Reviews: 'Fourth and Long' by John U. Bacon, 'The System' by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian

    Reviews: 'Fourth and Long' by John U. Bacon, 'The System' by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
    College football is the giant tail that ought to be wagging the relatively small dog of pro football but for some inexplicable reason never seems to see itself that way. The college game has roots and loyalties that go back decades before the pros and...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • For Supreme Court, an opportunity for necessary course corrections

    The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
  • Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

    Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific. Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
  • Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Strack

    Dave Strack, 90, a former University of Arizona athletic director who hired the first black basketball coach at a major university, died Saturday, university officials said. He was 90. The cause of Strack's death at a Tucson assisted care facility was...
  • Hanmi Financial CEO Chong Guk 'C.G.' Kum charts course for growth

    Hanmi Financial CEO Chong Guk 'C.G.' Kum charts course for growth
    The gig: Chong Guk "C.G." Kum is president and chief executive of Hanmi Financial Corp., the oldest bank based in L.A.'s Koreatown. Nearly 10% of Hanmi's loans were delinquent in 2010. But the bank has cut that to 1%, raised capital and in June it hired...
  • Extreme binge drinking common among high school seniors, study finds

    Extreme binge drinking common among high school seniors, study finds
    As if parents aren’t worried enough about what their teenagers are doing on Saturday nights, a new study reveals that binge drinking is common among high school seniors, with some knocking back 15 or more alcoholic drinks in a row. Earlier studies...
  • What Makes Up a Destination Charge?

     
    Buy a new car, and you'll likely shell out $800 or more for the destination charge. Automakers call it all sorts of things: Honda says it's for "destination and handling," while Subaru dubs it "destination and delivery." Mercedes-Benz simply calls......