Shereen Marisol Meraji
Jun 4, 2012 Black upper middle class View Park in L.A. feels connected to nearby poor neighborhoods.
May 25, 2012 Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
May 24, 2012 The Los Angeles City Council has voted to phase out plastic bags at the checkout with a ten cent tax. Other cities around the country have enacted similar measures, but Los Angeles is the largest U.S. city to do so.
May 23, 2012 Six years ago, Ford lost billions when SUV sales stalled. It borrowed billions, and put up factories and its famous trademark as collateral. After a major restructuring, the automaker has earned an investment-grade rating from Moody's.
May 22, 2012 The carmaker survived the recession by selling all its assets back in 2006, and now it's able to get it all back.
May 17, 2012 The Lakers, the Clippers and the Kings all in the playoffs at the same time this year. That spells big money for the Staples Center and busy times for the people who transform the sports arena from a basketball court to hockey rink.
May 16, 2012 Vice President Biden is in Ohio to tell voters the bailouts brought back jobs to the state.
May 17, 2012 The middle-class has lost significant wealth for the long term. The wealthy -- not so much.
May 8, 2012 Toyota partnered with high-end electric carmaker Tesla to unveil the new RAV4 EV in Los Angeles today. Surprisingly, sales expectations are low.
May 1, 2012 Auto workers' cushy health benefits and pensions were once the envy of the working world. Now those workers are just like everyone else.