Amy Scott | Feb 18, 2013
So why can't students cash in on these crazy low interest rates, anyway?
Diane Swonk | Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Sep 10, 2012
Despite the looming "fiscal cliff" and an expiring farm bill, don't expect a lot of action on Capitol Hill.
Chris Farrell | Apr 20, 2012
Forget those mega-cities like Los Angeles and New York -- a new study shows the economic dynamism of middleweight cities like Pittsburgh and the Twin Cities.
John Dimsdale | Aug 30, 2010
Consumers have been waiting for the economy to turnaround before purchasing a new car. But with the future still uncertain, many are opting for used cars -- and that demand is driving prices up.
Katharine Crnko | Feb 22, 2011
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its 2011 Liveability Ranking and Overview, and the Steel City tops the U.S. list, beating out Los An...
| Jun 17, 2009
Even in a recession, a lot of people think tech jobs are a safe bet. But American engineers are losing their jobs faster than any other professional sector. Janet Babin reports.
| Oct 13, 2010
If you pay your bills on time, you are to be congratulated -- and possibly charged a fee. Some lenders, telecommunications companies and other providers will charge you a fee just to allow you to pay your bills. L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about pay-to-pay fees and what we can do about them.
Bob Moon | Feb 6, 2012
When there's nothing better to do, Wall Street finds something to obsess about. Today, it's profits.