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  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Fosters' on ABC Family

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Fosters' on ABC Family
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother With only half...
  • L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says

    L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says
    With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair

    Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair
    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...
  • Tens of thousands leave Los Angeles County for Inland Empire

    Tens of thousands leave Los Angeles County for Inland Empire
    Despite staggering rates of unemployment, the Inland Empire continued to pull tens of thousands of people from Los Angeles County during the recession and its aftermath — the nation's biggest net county-to-county movement from 2007 to 2011 —...
  • What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

    What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
    Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
  • Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality

    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality
    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities with the widest gulf between the rich and poor, a Washington think tank reported Thursday. The upper 5% of Los Angeles residents earned more than 12 times what the bottom 20% took in,  Alan Barube, who studies...
  • Strong L.A. economy boosts income inequality in city, study says

    Strong L.A. economy boosts income inequality in city, study says
    Los Angeles has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the nation, but that's due in part to a relatively strong local economy that's stoking the fortunes of higher-income people, according to a new study. Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, L.A....
  • Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production

    Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production
    The first Honda Fit rolled off the assembly line Friday at a new $800-million factory near Celaya, Mexico, a symbol of the growing might of the country's auto industry. Honda's U.S. factories spit out hundreds of thousands of Accords and Civics each...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador
    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Apodaca: Initiative aims to reinvent community colleges

    I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum. Whether this change produces a winning record overall depends largely on the effectiveness of individual initiatives...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...