Test your business knowledge with these quizzes
5:10 AM PST, February 13, 2013
Well, it happened. The automatic spending cuts that weren't supposed to ever occur are finally starting after the White House and Congress failed to reach agreement on an alternative.
5:19 PM PST, January 21, 2013
General Motors introduced the seventh generation of its Chevrolet Corvette at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The 2014 Corvette, with its distinctive styling and an engine that can take the vehicle from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds, was the most anticipated new model launch of the year. Figure out what you know about this iconic sports car.
7:28 AM PST, January 15, 2013
The White House and Congress are battling over raising the nation’s debt limit, which is the statutory ceiling on federal borrowing. The law prohibits the government from exceeding the limit, but the Treasury Department can use accounting maneuvers to stave off a default temporarily after the limit technically is reached.
5:04 PM PST, January 29, 2013
Despite a lukewarm economy and lackluster job market, the Dow Jones industrial average is closing in on a new all-time high, surpassing its last peak of 14,164. Test your knowledge of the stock market.
4:56 PM PST, December 24, 2012
How well did you pay attention to business news in 2012? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of some of the biggest stories of the year in technology, entertainment and the economy.
4:34 PM PDT, November 1, 2012
California officials boast the Golden State has the ninth-largest economy in the world, with the equivalent of a gross domestic product in 2011 of $1.95 trillion.
2:43 PM PST, November 5, 2012
Healthcare costs continue to climb, putting pressure on employers and consumers in a sputtering economy. In the past decade, U.S. health premiums have shot up 97%, three times as fast as wages and inflation nationwide, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Test your knowledge of healthcare costs and some of the changes under the federal healthcare law.
9:45 AM PST, November 13, 2012
Regularly chowing down on burgers and fries does not a fast-food expert make. The quick-service industry is crowded, complex and constantly evolving. In recent years, it’s made its buildings more sleek, its menus more healthful and its marketing more mature (for the most part). How well have you kept up?
3:18 PM PDT, October 31, 2012
Southern California is the home of high-priced luxury denim manufacturers. Designers flock here for the denim laundries and experienced craftsmen who can guarantee that a $600 pair of jeans will fit your hips and rear end just so (whether that justifies the price is another matter entirely). Last year alone, Americans dropped about $2 billion on premium jeans – most of which was made in the Los Angeles area.
5:39 PM PST, November 26, 2012
Mortgages are the traditional key to U.S. homeownership. But a multitude of risky home loans, many of them made without documenting borrowers’ incomes, dashed the dreams of millions of Americans as the housing bubble burst, sending shock waves of foreclosures across the country. In reaction, the Federal Reserve has pushed interest rates to record lows, creating opportunity for those borrowers who can qualify for mortgages under the tight lending standards imposed after the meltdown.
5:46 PM PST, November 8, 2012
California motorists have been battered worse than those in any other state this year. Fuel prices in the state hit a record Oct. 9, with an average of $4.671 for a gallon of regular gasoline. The state is also on pace to average more than $4 a gallon for the year — a first. It’s a situation that has prompted both of California’s U.S. senators to call for investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department. How much do you know about why California gasoline prices are so high?
11:57 AM PST, November 12, 2012
China is the world’s second-largest economy, valued at $7.3 trillion in 2011, according to the World Bank. Many Americans think of China as the factory floor of the world. But in recent years, China’s growth has been dominated by investment and consumption. The Asian nation is now slowing down and attempting to rebalance toward a more sustainable path. Test your knowledge of the Chinese economy.
6:18 PM PST, December 10, 2012
Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, made a lot of headlines in 2012. The company went public in May with a disappointing IPO, and its stock price then took investors on a bumpy ride.
5:22 PM PST, November 13, 2012
The security screening process at the nation’s airports has been the source of heated debate since the federal government took it over following the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks. Privacy advocates have criticized the use of pat-down searches and some healthcare officials have questioned full-body scanners. But federal officials argue that the nation’s air transport system may still be a target for terrorists.
11:52 AM PST, December 5, 2012
Many of us interact with one of Google’s products everyday -- whether navigating with the help of Google Maps, watching a video clip on YouTube, or searching for anything you can think of on the Internet using the company’s search engine. But how much do you actually know about the company with the colorful logo and silly sounding name? Take our quiz to test your Google knowledge.
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