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Jim Puzzanghera

Jim Puzzanghera covered business and economic issues from the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He joined The Times in 2006 and won the paper’s Editor’s Award in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. He has worked in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington coverage. A Northwestern University graduate, he previously worked for the San Jose Mercury News, Newsday and the St. Petersburg Times. He left The Times in 2019.
Van Hollen leads unsuccessful first effort to preserve tax deduction popular in Maryland

Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, failed Thursday to preserve a state and local tax deduction in the Republican plan to overhaul the tax code.

Case for interest rate hike 'has strengthened in recent months,' Fed chair says

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that an increase in a key interest rate is on the table at the central bank's next meeting in September but is far from a sure thing.

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