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  • 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...
  • State announces $2 million lending settlement

    State announces $2 million lending settlement
    A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Credit card interest scams get more interesting

    Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area. "I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...
  • Fannie, Freddie in search of those still eligible for HARP

    Fannie, Freddie in search of those still eligible for HARP
    Amid flagging interest for the Home Affordable Refinance Program, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking their pitch on the road, with the first stop in Chicago next month. Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is scheduled to meet...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...
  • Infrastructure building is historically cheap. Why has it stopped?

    Infrastructure building is historically cheap. Why has it stopped?
    Via Twitter, Erik Brynjolffsson of MIT posts a graph similar to the one above and asks:  "Why is public construction plummeting? a)no workers available b)interest rates too high c)nothing worth fixing d)??" The answer, of course, is d. There is no...
  • Dov Charney tries to boost stake in American Apparel in comeback bid

    Dov Charney tries to boost stake in American Apparel in comeback bid
    Ousted American Apparel Inc. Chief Executive Dov Charney has reached a deal designed to boost his stake in the retailer, part of a vigorous effort to regain control of the company that booted him last week. Charney, who owns a stake of about 27% in the...
  • 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

    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...