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  • Many California politicians finished election with funds for future use

    Many California politicians finished election with funds for future use
    Facing few serious challenges for statewide posts in last year's election, many California politicians were free to make financial decisions with an eye toward the future, final campaign reports show. John Chiang had token opposition in his race for...
  • New York foundations bankrolled Proposition 47

    The power of nonprofit foundations to change state law was exemplified by the bankrolling of Proposition 47,  a $9.5-million campaign that reduced drug possession and minor theft charges to misdemeanors. By contrast, opponents reported spending a total of...
  • OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight

     OneWest Bank takeover spurs email fight
    The protesters outside OneWest Bank in Pasadena rankled Chief Executive Joseph Otting. Their signs — "Don't be a Grinch" and "Jail OneWest Bankers" — were part of a push to have regulators scrutinize the $3.4-billion purchase of the bank...
  • Advocacy group protests CIT Group deal for OneWest Bank

    Advocacy group protests CIT Group deal for OneWest Bank
    National business banking lender CIT Group Inc. stands to collect more than $1.4 billion from federal regulators to cover future losses should its purchase of OneWest Bank in Pasadena be approved. News of the loss coverage, part of a Freedom of...
  • Janus fund assets rise 100-fold since Bill Gross took over

    In the realm of fixed-income investments, dethroned Pimco bond king Bill Gross still commands a healthy measure of respect as he settles in at a freewheeling Janus Capital mutual fund.  The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund had just $12 million in...
  • Rick Scott cuts $12.8 million to his re-election

    Rick Scott cuts $12.8 million to his re-election
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida GOP raised more than $65.2 million over the last two months, including more than $12 million collected from Gov. Rick Scott's personal wealth. The Republican Party of Florida disclosed its final fund-raising figures late...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Groups urge U.S. to reject CIT takeover of OneWest Bank

    Groups urge U.S. to reject CIT takeover of OneWest Bank
    Two major community advocacy groups called on federal regulators to reject CIT Group Inc.'s proposed $3.4-billion takeover of Pasadena's OneWest Bank, contending that the bankers are catering to the rich and neglecting lower-income California borrowers....
  • Protesters challenge $3.4-billion purchase of OneWest

    Protesters challenge $3.4-billion purchase of OneWest
    Two major advocacy groups for low-income Californians are calling on the Federal Reserve to reject the proposed $3.4-billion acquisition of Pasadena’s OneWest Bank by CIT Group -- at least until community groups can sound off at a public hearing. ...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Five Myths About Billionaires

    Billionaires can be fascinating, and not just because of the fortunes they amass. They buy islands and media organizations, experiment with space travel, and have larger-than-life personalities. They also become proxies in national political debates about...