Many orchestras are facing extinction as donations and funding dry up, while classical musicians are left to scramble for dwindling jobs.
With the bankrupt city of 300,000 allowed to restructure its finances, its once-untouchable pension fund may see cuts.
Rising production outside the Los Angeles area -- and globally -- is just part of why Tinseltown is slowly shrinking.
Government budget cuts are leading to rising rates of tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases once considered conquered.
Dionne Warwick is the latest in a long list of celebrities who failed to properly manage their money.
After piloting American Airlines through bankruptcy, chief executive Tom Horton would receive $19.8 million in cash and stocks as part of a merger with US Airways -- if a judge allows it.
The country probably won't declare a national bankruptcy, but major banking customers are still taking a hit.
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