| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets.
But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:31 PM
When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:55 AM
ATHENS -- A powerful car bomb jolted Athens on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries just as the Greek government prepared to raise money from global capital markets for the first time since the country was forced to accept an international bailout...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:18 PM
ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat.
A highly anticipated auction...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Park Ridge Finance Director Kent Oliven recently told aldermen that, as things currently stand, the city will have to raise its property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, in December to cover the ballooning debt to a special taxing district used...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
After an international bidding war, a Westside mansion often described as a French palace has changed hands for $102 million, making it the most expensive residential sale ever recorded in Southern California.
As is often the case with high-end...