| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:26 AM
The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied.
Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
| May 27, 2014
| 5:07 PM
The American Action Forum, which describes itself as a "center-right" think tank, issued a report Tuesday estimating that regulations issued by the Obama administration "will increase consumer prices by more than $11,000." That number is likely to raise...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If I could command every working person in America to do one thing, it would be: “Give me the rest of that doughnut.”
If I could make a second command — after I finished the doughnuts — it would be: “Please be yourself.&...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence.
The news came Monday as his replacement, Janet L. Yellen, was sworn in...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:58 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- In the wake of violence that claimed 25 lives and left hundreds injured, the Ukrainian government declared Wednesday that it was launching "an anti-terrorist operation" that some feared would escalate its conflict with pro-Western...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:04 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — He bent over the limp body and raised a corner of the bloody white sheet that covered it.
Volodymyr Holodnyuk let out a dull moan and let the fabric drop.
He then picked up a blue helmet that lay at the feet of the body, its...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:00 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — A deadly confrontation in the Ukrainian capital eased, at least temporarily, late Wednesday when the government announced that it had reached a truce with opposition protesters who continue to occupy a square in central Kiev.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:04 PM
MEZHGORYE, Ukraine — The center of Kiev was relatively calm Sunday after the months of protests that reached their violent apex last week, leaving scores dead in the streets, driving Ukraine's president out of the capital and placing the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill.
The big movie studios,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:10 AM
JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world's worst poverty, health and education problems, pour...
| Mar 15, 2014
Sorry about your loss. The fact that a one-time chief financial officer of Florida and candidate for governor loses a congressional seat to a lobbyist making his first bid for office is hard to swallow. Being a two-time loser rarely helps...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Wal-Mart announced Thursday it would create a $10-million fund to help support and spur innovation in U.S. manufacturing.
Bill Simon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. president, outlined some of the details of the fund at the United
States Conference of...