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  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • Insuring yourself against longevity with a deferred income annuity

    The life expectancy for both men and women in the United States continues to increase. This is obviously good news, yet it raises a prospect many fear: that they will outlive their assets. Interest rates are low and will likely remain so for some time,...
  • State extends home loan program for veterans

    State extends home loan program for veterans
    The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development said Tuesday it will extend for the long-term a program that offers reduced mortgage rates for veterans and active-duty military, while scaling back the initial incentive. The new "Maryland...
  • Half time for the economy and you

    In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. At mid-year, it's time to see how those guesstimates stack up. Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic...
  • Is this the worst Congress ever?

    Is this the worst Congress ever?
    This will be a short rant, as we prepare to head off to celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks, barbeques and the usual trappings of summer. In spite of the celebratory mood, I am troubled by the unrelenting incompetence of the U.S. Congress....
  • Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says

    Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says
    As the national debate over immigration plays out in Congress and along the Southwest border, a new report shows that immigrants who are in the U.S.  illegally contribute about $64 million in state and local taxes in Iowa each year. The report,...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money

    Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money
    Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site. Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • 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...