Government spending

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, a covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a […]

12/05/2013

Members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US budget deficit shrinks 35 percent from last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the smallest in five years. The deficit for August […]

09/12/2013

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US economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off higher taxes to lift the U.S. economy at the start of the year. Government spending fell, though, and the impact of the tax increases along with federal budget cuts could slow growth later this year.

04/26/2013

City-of-Bell-trial

Deliberations in Bell case halted by juror illness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury deliberations in the public corruption trial of six former officials of the Los Angeles County city of Bell have been interrupted because of a juror’s illness.

03/12/2013

Fiscal cliff

Republicans again demand that Obama point to specific cuts he’d accept

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are again demanding that President Barack Obama name specific cuts in government spending that he would support as part of any compromise aimed at avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”

12/11/2012

Long Beach embezzler gets three years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A woman who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Long Beach’s animal welfare agency was sentenced today to three years in prison for embezzling. Jongluck Mutrais, 59, of Orange, was […]

09/12/2012

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