| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending that the state Legislature approve up to $350 million to help fund pensions in Detroit, though he repeatedly emphasized that the funds would come with some strings attached, including that labor unions would...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:09 AM
STOCKTON -- If a measure to increase the sales tax didn’t pass, there would be few options for this crime-plagued and bankrupt city, municipal officials said.
But on Tuesday, Stockton voters agreed to an increase of 3/4 of a cent -- raising...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Residents of Stockton approved a sales-tax increase that officials say will help the city emerge from bankruptcy.
The city of about 300,000 filed for Chapter 9 protection in July 2012, at the time the largest U.S. city to do so. Stockton was later...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I enjoy your column and follow you on Facebook. In a recent article, you mention that the IRS Gift exclusion limit is $13,000 per person per year. Since Jan. 1, 2013, the exclusion is $14,000 per person per year....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:10 PM
DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension.
But the city's recent plunge into bankruptcy...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:06 PM
More than seven years after former boy-band promoter Lou Pearlman's empire collapsed, victims of one of the biggest financial scams in Florida history will soon be getting some of their money back — but it's literally just pennies on the dollar....
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I currently have a 401(k) and an IRA, but want something more. A longtime CPA, who is very close to our family, recommended that I buy some stocks, but I'm unsure how to go about this.
Answer: When you're investing, it's important to be...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it sued the former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. for failing to deposit workers' contributions into the company's retirement plan.
Baltimore Behavioral Health, or BBH, is a drug treatment and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Ensign Group Inc., a Mission Viejo company that operates nursing homes in several states, has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare for unnecessary procedures performed on its patients.
Two former Ensign Group...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Officials in Desert Hot Springs have declared a fiscal emergency in an attempt to avert a second bankruptcy as the Palm Springs-area city approaches insolvency.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the emergency declaration, with...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Visual effects artists are planning to show their colors next week when President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation SKG.
Hundreds of visual effects artists who work at the Glendale studio are expected to wear green T-shirts to draw attention to the...