April 1, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats are poised to use against the GOP. The blueprint from Ryan, the party's former vice presidential nominee, is expected to be met with stiff opposition not only from Democrats, but also from hard-line...
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October 18, 2013
Discuss the Los Angeles Unified School District's plans for a $1-billion rollout of iPads with Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m. The rollout of the program would be extended by a year under a new plan by the LAUSD , doubling the time originally allotted for getting tablets to every student. The slowdown is a substantial concession by L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy to critics inside and outside the system who questioned whether the district has been pushing too fast in distributing about 650,000 devices to teachers and students.
March 20, 2014 |
Guess Inc. shares tumbled after the Los Angeles apparel firm unexpectedly forecast a loss for its current quarter. The retailer said late Wednesday that it expects to lose between 5 cents and 9 cents a share in its fiscal first quarter. The company made the disclosure while discussing its results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Feb. 1. Guess shares were down $1.41, or 5%, in midsession trading Thursday. PHOTOS: Top 10 Southern California companies Despite the poor expectations for the first quarter, the company still expects to turn a profit for the full 2015 fiscal year.
April 4, 2013 |
The Musee du Louvre -- the world's most-attended art museum -- has named Jean-Luc Martinez as its new director. Martinez has most recently served as the head of the museum's department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. He is expected to succeed Henri Loyrette starting April 15. Martinez's appointment, which the Paris museum announced this week, was made by French President Francois Hollande. He beat out two other candidates -- Sylvie Ramond, director of the Musee des beaux-arts de Lyon, and Laurent le Bon, president of the Centre Pompidou Metz. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The internal hire signals a search for continuity for the famed art institution.
January 13, 2014 |
On the day Ford launched its new-generation aluminum body F-150 pickup truck, arch-rival Chevrolet won the 2014 North American truck of the year award with its new Silverado at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was a full sweep for the flagship division of General Motors. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won North American car of the year. This was the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named truck of the year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named car of the year in 1998.
July 5, 2013 |
Though Friday's job report showed the nation added nearly 200,000 jobs in June , the number of people working part-time due to slack economic conditions rose sharply. The number of people unable to find full-time work rose by 322,000 to 8.2 million last month. This figure had been decreasing from a peak of 9.1 million in mid-2009. The latest monthly payroll gains once again were led by restaurants and bars, which added a combined 52,000 jobs. The leisure and hospitality industry, as a whole, accounted for 75,000 of all the net job growth in June.