| 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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year.
In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally.
Not just the politicians, but —...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Although Argentina's apparently imminent default on its foreign debt is unlikely to trigger a rerun of the economic and political crises that nearly tore the country apart a decade ago, it could usher in a new era of hardship, analysts said Friday....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the ballot measure included the strictest engineering and spending controls ever placed on a major state project.
Voters were told that the high-speed trains would hit 220...
| 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 26, 2011
| 6:52 AM
The move by the federal government to end the sale of paper savings bonds at banks and credit unions next year is bad news for savers in more ways than one.
The amount of savings bonds consumers can buy each year will be significantly reduced. And even...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:03 AM
A Boca Raton certified financial planner has a strategy for savers to prosper at a time when the Federal Reserve is pushing interest rates to historic lows to jump start an anemic American economy.
"Don't fight the Fed,'' said planner Mari Adam in her...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:01 AM
County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...