| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:50 AM
A judge recently handed down two-, five- and eight-year sentences to two men and a woman found guilty in a mortgage fraud scheme that totaled more than $12 million.
Evidence showed that James Fidel Sotolongo, 49, of Port Orange and Stephanie...
| 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 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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:41 AM
A roundup of the week's news in real estate.
S&N Debt Solutions, a newly formed debt servicing settlement company, is taking a full floor at the Northbridge Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
The company expects to move in April to 14,050 square feet at the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:15 PM
The Lehigh Valley and U.S. economies are on the mend.
Wells Fargo global economist Jay H. Bryson told the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at its annual Economic Outlook meeting Tuesday that the bank forecasts improved economic growth in the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase would pay $35.7 million for participating in a mortgage kickback scheme with a now-defunct Owings Mills-based title company under a federal consent order filed Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:42 AM
A big heart doesn't guarantee a big profit in the child care business.
Many child care operators open their centers because they love children and know how to care for them. But many know nothing about budgeting, marketing and business plans.
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:51 PM
A Wilshire Boulevard office building erected by one of Los Angeles’ oldest real estate companies has been sold to a Beverly Hills investment fund in an off-market transaction.
The eight-story building just west of downtown at 1200 Wilshire was...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:50 PM
Naperville resident Mike Wyrostek, 58, says food and having fun are the catalysts for launching Naperville Bites and Sites. The concept already has earned him an award nomination from the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau and an Entrepreneurial...
| 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...