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  • Investing: the outlook for overseas stocks

    The economies of Japan, Europe and emerging nations are giving off mixed signals. Here's what we see happening in the next several months. Japan on the mend. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to turn Japan's economy around is bearing fruit. But as Abe...
  • Council committee wants to pressure banks to lower rates on bond deal

    Los Angeles officials moved Monday to get out of two Wall Street bank contracts that they say soured after the economic crash of 2008. In 2006, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia, a Franco-Belgian...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    Stock market grinds out gains in first half
    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
  • Hillarys choice and the Democrats' dilemma [Commentary]

    Hillarys choice and the Democrats' dilemma [Commentary]
    What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came to...
  • Robert B. Reich: Hillary's hardest choice (and the Democrats' dilemma)

    What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Stocks rise moderately on benign inflation data

    Stocks rise moderately on benign inflation data
    Stocks opened moderately higher Friday as benign inflation data counter-balanced a downtick in consumer confidence. As of 8 a.m. Pacific time, the Dow Jones industrial average had risen 40.98 points, or 0.2%, to 16,775.17. The Standard & Poor's 500...