| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente.
That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
A man in a dark-colored puffy coat robbed a bank in the Loop this morning, authorities said.
The man walked into the Citibank branch at 180 N. Michigan Ave. at 10:10 a.m. and handed a teller a demand note, police said.
The teller complied, and the man...
| Sep 20, 2013
Five years ago, this week, the world of finance and economics changed forever.
At least that's the story.
It started with a sad milestone in Wall Street history: the fall of the House of Lehman.
Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, 2008, Lehman Bros., the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Brian Panish was indignant as the two men argued in the judge's chambers.
"Judge," the Michael Jackson family attorney snapped, "if I want to give him the finger, I know how to give him the finger."
"And you did it quite well twice," replied Marvin...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Legg Mason Inc. announced Wednesday it would be shutting down its London-based emerging markets boutique and returning money to investors.
Esemplia Emerging Markets manages $500 million in assets, not large enough to keep operating, Legg said. The firm,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest banks are trying to scare the public about the impact of tougher capital requirements proposed by U.S. regulators, a top Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. official said Tuesday.
Requiring the eight largest banks to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Five large banks said they have given $51.3 billion in relief to consumers under a landmark settlement of foreclosure-abuse complaints that is almost finished providing assistance to homeowners, the official monitor of the deal said...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:21 AM
It looked a sweet deal: Citibank would give Ole 50,000 American Airlines miles if he took out a new credit card.
The only catch was that he'd have to spend at least $3,000 over three months.
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Ole had no...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In California's new state-run health insurance market, Kaiser Permanente will cost you.
The healthcare giant has the highest rates in Southern California and some other areas of the state, surpassing rivals such as Anthem Blue Cross and other smaller...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Sony President and Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said his company is taking "a serious look" at a proposal from an activist investor to take part of the company's entertainment business public.
"It's something that's been discussed at the board level, and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Checks totaling more than $15 million will be sent beginning next week to more than 10,000 Maryland mortgage borrowers, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Wednesday.
The checks, roughly $1,480 each, will be sent between June 10 and June 17 to...