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  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Did old friend deserve a drubbing for his shady business practices?

    How honest should you be with old friends when you find their business dealings objectionable? Recently, a reader was contacted by a high school classmate letting him know that he'd be visiting the reader's hometown, had some free time, and wondered if...
  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Jul. 09. If you typically

    pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional fees...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks
    U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
  • Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected

    Report: Second-quarter mortgage lending stronger than expected
    The mortgage market, which had been beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. Home lending, which hit a 14-year low in the first quarter of this year, was much stronger than expected during the second...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Wells Fargo profit increases 3.8% as home lending regains traction

    With solid quarterly results, Wells Fargo & Co. showed why it has become a darling of banking investors, but it also raised a crucial question: How can the San Francisco financial giant continue its hot stock performance at a time when economic growth...
  • County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits

    County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits
    Los Angeles County's five supervisors took a step Tuesday -- over the objections of labor groups -- toward approving a new set of rules that would require a four-fifths vote for any salary or benefit increases in union contracts. The proposal by...
  • Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will

    Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will
    The owner of a Glendale BMW dealership and the children of a deceased man who once owned a portion of the property on Brand Boulevard on which it sits are embroiled in multiple legal battles relating to his wills as well as alleged elder abuse. A San...
  • L.A. weighs plan to press banks to renegotiate rate swaps

    Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services. The City Council will vote Wednesday on...
  • L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates

    L.A. Council calls for banks to renegotiate bond interest rates
    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to try to get out of borrowing deals with banks that advocates say are siphoning off money from the city. But at the council meeting, questions arose about how and where the city could use any...