| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Pressured by the U.S. government's anti-terrorism crackdown, a small Southern California bank is cutting off a crucial source of aid to families in war-ravaged Somalia — money wired from Somali immigrants in the United States.
Merchants Bank of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:22 PM
Bank of America plans to lay off 202 employees in a loan servicing unit in Norfolk by March 29 because of the continuing decline in the number of delinquent mortgages, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Notice of the Bank of America layoff appeared on the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Kanner & Pintaluga, a personal injury law firm, has signed a lease for 45,000 square feet at Wells Fargo Plaza in Boca Raton.
The firm, now based in Delray Beach, has ended a two-year search for a new corporate headquarters by agreeing to a deal at...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
For years, society has struggled with the question of how to justly punish what are called "victimless crimes," even though these activities shock and disgust most decent people. You know: prostitution, illegal gambling, recreational drug use, and the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:10 PM
There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year.
On one side are the optimists — investors emboldened by the conviction that cheap oil would put spending money in consumers' pockets and the recent strength of the U.S....
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:09 PM
Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen.
After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Royal Bank of Canada's purchase of City National Corp., the priciest bank deal since the financial crisis, will create major expansion opportunities for the L.A. banking firm's key businesses — wealth management, entertainment services, private...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:22 PM
If you're among the tens of thousands of Central Florida workers planning to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit this year, there's good news: It will be both easier to qualify and more generous in how much money you get back.
The EITC, a federal...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:28 AM
The owner of PNC Bank on Friday reported flat earnings for its fourth quarter and in 2014.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said its profit for the three months ended Dec. 31 rose nearly 1 percent, to $1.04 billion, with earnings of $1.84 per share....
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The measles outbreak happened at a vulnerable place and at a bad moment.
Disneyland was filled with holiday tourists from around the world the week before Christmas when someone with measles spread the disease. With its packed walkways, long lines and...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus. He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday. Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...