| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Argentina’s bonds and stocks fell sharply in trading Thursday as the country slid into default on its international debt for the second time in 13 years.
As eleventh hour negotiations between government negotiators and "vulture" funds holding...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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Begin with the basics. Use "total" ETFs to build a diversified portfolio with just a few low-cost funds. Start...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: Here we go again. The Chamber of Commerce wants to build more storage (dams), as if we will have more available water. It wants desalination of seawater but doesn't say where the electricity to operate the plants would come from or where...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds.
The money raised from...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank.
Good luck with that.
If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Al Melone, a Costa Mesa resident who unsuccessfully ran for City Council in 2012, will run again in November, this time on an anti-growth platform.
In an interview Monday, the retired certified public accountant said his No. 1 campaign issue will be...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced last year an ambitious groundwater treatment program for the contaminated San Fernando Basin, the agency had its eyes on a state water bond for crucial funding to get the project built.
| Jul 10, 2014
In April, Chicago Public Schools officials revealed that they intended to grab what turned out to be $650 million from the district's fiscal 2016 budget. They said they wanted to shovel that not-yet-collected revenue into their fiscal 2015 budget to...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:11 PM
For days, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was flush with rumors of an imminent onslaught by Al Qaeda-inspired militants, prompting the mayor to appeal to "men who love death with honor" to mount a defense even as others fled.
When gunmen broke...
| Jun 25, 2014
If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone.
The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
| Jun 25, 2014
To the editor: Referring twice to the minority holders of Argentina's bonds as "vultures" is outrageous. ("Foreign debt default is unavoidable, Argentine officials say," June 20)
When Argentina previously faced default and restructured this debt, none...