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  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Investing: What now for bond investors?

    Between taper talk, a government shutdown and the doggone debt ceiling, it's been a topsy-turvy time for bond investors. Most suffered losses when the yield on ten-year Treasury bonds soared from 1.6 percent in May to nearly 3 percent in September, then...
  • Investing: Shield against rising rates with short-term bond funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Low yields combined with talk of the Federal Reserve scaling back its easy-money policies have left bond investors with a big headache. So it's no surprise that investment firms are rolling out short-term high-yield bond...
  • Investing: investing in bonds now

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These are confusing times for income investors. Not so long ago, they loved bonds, which presented them with three decades of falling yields and rising prices. Last year, they hated 'em, as the Federal Reserve's talk about...
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • Stocks post early gains on last trading day of huge year

    Stocks are moving higher on the last day of trading for 2013 as investors close out their portfolios and prepare for the New Year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 35 points, or 0.2%, to 16,537 in the first 10 minutes of trading Tuesday. The...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
  • Man sentenced for art theft from bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach's home

    A man convicted in the theft of millions of dollars of artwork from the Santa Monica home of a prominent bond trader has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darren Agee Merager broke into the home of Jeffrey Gundlach — considered one of the...
  • D200 backs borrowing $10M for repairs

    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 board members have approved an intent to borrow by issuing $10 million in working cash bonds. The money would be used to fix a number of needs at school buildings, officials said. Although it...
  • Paying for L.A. County's transit future

     Paying for L.A. County's transit future
    The half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008 has already changed the landscape of Los Angeles. The Orange Line busway extension to Chatsworth opened three years ahead of schedule. Construction is underway on two light-rail lines...
  • Bonds aren't the easiest gift to buy

    The federal health care marketplace isn't the only government website that can generate hair-yanking moments. Try buying U.S. savings bonds in the digital domain. The holiday season is a peak period for parents and grandparents to purchase bonds as gifts...