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  • Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised...
  • Debt Adviser: How to handle a charge-off on an SBA loan

    QUESTION: My business went bankrupt in 2008, resulting in a charge-off on a Small Business Administration loan. Since the SBA loan is also in my personal name, that charge-off is on my credit report. I am now trying to get a mortgage to purchase a...
  • Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions

    Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions
    With the United States threatening broad sanctions against the Russian economy, what that would mean for businesses in Connecticut is difficult to tease out. For the state's largest industrial firm, United Technologies Corp., an old-fashioned trade war...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Obama gets personal with new Russia sanctions

    The purpose of U.S. sanctions against Russia is now clear: Inflict personal pain on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Treasury Department's most recent additions to the list of individuals facing travel restrictions and U.S. asset freezes focus on...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
  • U.S. officials vow to 'impose costs' on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Newly levied visa restrictions and an executive order allowing financial sanctions against people or groups “threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine” will allow the U.S....
  • Navigating the new rules for flexible spending accounts can be tricky

    Q: A few months back, you wrote that some people can now carry over $500 from their flexible-spending accounts after the deadline for spending the money. Do I still have to use up last year's money in my account by March 15, 2014? A: That's up to your...
  • Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full

    Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full
    WASHINGTON -- Fannie Mae posted its eighth straight profitable quarter in the final three months of last year and will send the federal government $7.2 billion, pushing its total dividend payments above the cost of the 2008 bailout for the first time, the...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...