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  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • Occidental Petroleum's former chairman gets $14 million in severance

    Occidental Petroleum's former chairman gets $14 million in severance
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. will pay $14 million to its former chairman Ray Irani as part of a severance agreement, ending a year of turmoil and drama at the oil giant. Irani was ousted by shareholders from Occidental's board in a dramatic annual meeting...
  • Giving the poor more choices sounds good, unless they make poor choices [Letter]

    The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ("Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13). If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose...
  • Olympian: Staying focused takes discipline, mental toughness

    Olympian: Staying focused takes discipline, mental toughness
    Jayson Jones, a German-born veteran of the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games, is training for his third try at a world medal in track and field — for Belize, his parents' home country. But while getting ready for the 2016 Summer Games, the South Florida...
  • For Spot Trading, the whole is greater than the parts

    For Spot Trading, the whole is greater than the parts
    In the securities trading business, the "eat what you kill" mentality rules, with a few star performers becoming millionaires while many others fail. But Loop-based proprietary trading firm Spot Trading LLC is built to share risk and reward more...
  • TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau found guilty of contempt, ordered held

    TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau found guilty of contempt, ordered held
    Chicago-based TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has made a fortune marketing himself as a truth teller who reveals secrets that the rich and powerful want to keep from the public. Hawking everything from financial advice to weight-loss solutions, the smooth-...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Medicaid's rules on income, assets

    Medicaid's rules on income, assets
    Q: Will I receive Medicaid if I am receiving monthly income from an annuity and have equity in my house? – No name given A: To qualify for Medicaid for 2013, the monthly income cap is $2,130. The equity in your home, up to $525,000 in 2013, can...
  • Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again

     Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again
    As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
  • Steinberg: A look inside the agent game

    The end of the college football season occurs this weekend for some teams which means that the first group of athletes eligible for the draft can sign with agents. Securing new clients is the critical rite of passage for agents. There are many qualified...