| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:02 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:11 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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. ...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has always provided the perfect stage to make propitious announcements given the insatiable appetite of the world press that gathers in the South of France each year for the celebrated event. But even Cannes veterans were...