Mar 31, 2014 Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Dec 17, 2012 Newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces the tasks of reviving Japan's economy and handling strained relations with China.
Dec 14, 2012 Those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That's twice as much -- percentage-wise -- as those making above $200,000.
Dec 13, 2012 Michigan workers protested Governor Rick Snyder's decision to pass the right-to-work bills into law yesterday. They say the laws weaken unions.
Dec 5, 2012 A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.
Dec 3, 2012 Today, huge container ships are anchored off-shore from southern California today, waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It's the seventh day of a strike that has crippled the busiest port complex in the country.
Nov 30, 2012 The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.
Nov 30, 2012 Unionized clerical workers who staff the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have entered the fourth day of their strike. If the dispute continues, the ripple effects could soon be felt across the country.
Nov 20, 2012 Players and owners are expected to meet this morning to try and bring an end to the 66-day-old National Hockey League lockout. If they don't work things out and there's no season, it would be another setback for a sport that's still feeling the impact of a canceled season eight years ago.
Gretchen Cuda Kroen
Nov 9, 2012 Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.