US existing home sales plunge 17.8% in April

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that last month's decline pushed sales down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.33 million units, the slowest pace since September 2011.

Taco Bell announces plans to hire 30,000 employees this summer

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. announced Thursday that the company, together with its franchisees and licensees, plans to hire at least 30,000 employees this summer while continuing to adhere to strict safety measures to protect its restaurant teams against the coronavirus.

Democrats push new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House

The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to states and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit.