| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:14 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, offered clashing visions of California and open disdain for one another Thursday night in a testy, fast-paced debate that sharpened the contrasts between the two rivals on a wide gamut of...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:55 AM
ExxonMobil has halted drilling on its platform in the Kara Sea and begun shutting down its $700-million joint venture with Russia's Rosneft energy giant to comply with U.S. sanctions that take effect next week, energy industry sources reported Friday....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
An old-fashioned banking product that has fallen on hard times may be making a comeback with school kids.
Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos.
Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:20 AM
There is a fair amount of payment shock headed toward select groups of homeowners with mortgages.
The reckoning has already started for people who took out home equity lines of credit a decade ago, when homes were appreciating handsomely. What started...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:02 PM
To the editor: Bill Clinton's high approval ratings prove that Americans have very short memories or are ignorant of the facts. ("How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician," Sept. 10)
His administration is largely responsible...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| May 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Traders may have made up to $256 million in illicit profit by getting early word of the Federal Reserve’s decisions to loosen or tighten the money supply, according to researchers at Singapore Management University.
The researchers cited “...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Imagine mixing your own cocktail without using a cocktail shaker, or pouring any liquor. That's the idea behind Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product that could be headed to a store near you this fall.
There are six varieties, which according to the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:23 AM
While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years.
On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...