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  • Los Angeles County audit chief retires after 25 years with county

    Los Angeles County audit chief retires after 25 years with county
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint Assistant Auditor Controller John Naimo as interim head of the county's audit department. Current Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe is retiring after 25 years with the county. She was appointed...
  • Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem

    Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem
    Don't blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she's doing. Last week, Yellen had her first news conference since becoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. She said, in answering a question, that the Fed would probably raise interest...
  • O.C., L.A. and Inland Empire homes are overpriced, Trulia says

    Southern California is home to some of the most overpriced housing markets in the country. And that's taking the wind out of the recovery. Three Southland regions ranked among the five most overvalued markets in the U.S. in a new report by real estate...
  • 3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate

    3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate
    Three of the four Republican candidates for governor met in a cordial debate here Wednesday, agreeing on a need to cut taxes in Maryland, limit government growth and scrap major transit projects. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, former Ehrlich...
  • Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'

    Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'
    Let's acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman, one of the four anchors of MSNBC's youth-oriented news show "The Cycle," has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She's been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated...
  • Yellen says Fed's 'extraordinary commitment' still needed

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, saying the job market is far from normal, made clear Monday that the central bank remains committed to providing extraordinary support for the economy for some time to come. Yellen’s remarks...
  • Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets

    Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Grappling with scarcities of sugar, milk, cornmeal and other basic foods, the Venezuelan government Tuesday unveiled a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President...
  • Is 15-year mortgage better choice than 30-year?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm a fairly young homeowner (just 30 years old). I bought my house in 2010 in Las Vegas at a great price because of the housing bust. I was also fortunate enough to get a great interest rate of 4.25 percent. I only...
  • Jeremy Stein to step down from short-handed Federal Reserve Board

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board. Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the...
  • Report sees housing bubble echoes in Southern California

    Report sees housing bubble echoes in Southern California
    High prices, climbing interest rates and flat incomes are pushing home-buying out of reach for more Southern Californians, according to a new report Friday from Zillow. And that’s starting to bring back behavior seen in the bubble days of the mid-...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...