Feb 8, 2013 Other countries may not be buying as much of our stuff, but our buying more of theirs is an indication of consumer strength.
Feb 1, 2013 Home prices are starting to climb again, particularly in certain cities -- such as Phoenix, Los Angeles and Miami. The news may be good for the housing industry, but some aspiring homeowners find themselves priced out.
Jan 28, 2013 A new deal between Time Warner Cable and the L.A. Dodgers will create another regional sports network that will drive up your cable bill, even if you don't watch.
Jan 17, 2013 It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Jan 11, 2013 New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 14, 2013 The Oscar nominations kick into gear spending on everything from catering to car services, boosting the economy of Los Angeles and beyond.
Jan 9, 2013 The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.
Dec 28, 2012 A strike by East Coast dockworkers has been put off at least 30 days. These union members are often highly skilled, and they're critical to vital bottlenecks of global trade: ports.
Dec 28, 2012 We head into the weekend facing not one, but two possible shocks to the economy. There's the fiscal cliff, of course. And then there's the ports. Unionized longshoremen at 14 ports from Maine to Houston threaten to strike at midnight on Saturday, over a pay dispute.
Dec 28, 2012 The stuff we all buy – shoes, clothes, tools and nails – could all be harder to come by starting soon. Longshoremen on the East Coast and shipping companies and port operators have until midnight Sunday to work out a new contract.