| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Few of the nontraditional home loans that triggered the financial crisis are still available, and lenders will have even more reason to avoid them now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s definition of presumably safe and sound...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Feb. 26. If you typically pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Less than one-third of middle-class Americans age 40 to 59 have a written retirement plan, according to a recent study by Wells Fargo. "People are saving blindly. There's no sense of how they're doing or where they are trying...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:07 AM
U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.
Employers added 175,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Putting to rest one of its biggest remaining headaches, Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle claims by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The government-sponsored mortgage finance giants had demanded compensation from the Charlotte,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Fairwinds Credit Union's online banking turned into an on-again, off-again system for more than a month recently, frustrating customers for hours at a time as they tried to access their accounts and conduct transactions.
"Down again? What is going on...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:43 PM
California victims of alleged foreclosure abuses will get $268 million in relief from a $2.1-billion national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation's largest non-bank provider of mortgage customer service.
Ocwen broke state law by improperly...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday urged more transparency in the debit card system used to electronically disburse college students' financial aid, and said that transaction fees for the cards quickly add up.
In a report, the GAO...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
California will report on Friday how the labor market performed in December. Economists are keeping an especially close eye following a lackluster national jobs report for the last month of 2013.
The government said this month that U.S. employers...