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  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • Letter: Pool ban wasn't such a bad idea

    Re: “Pool idea doesn’t swim,” Aug. 1. I think Councilwoman Paula Devine deserves much credit for suggesting a moratorium on the issuance of permits to build swimming pools while a major drought is going on. After all, how necessary is...
  • S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy

    S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy
    Standard & Poor's lowered SeaWorld Entertainment's credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales. The move by the Wall Street rating company came one day after SeaWorld reported lower-than-expected earnings for the...
  • Kevin Hunt: How To Make Gas Stations Honor Cash Price On Debit Purchase

    Kevin Hunt: How To Make Gas Stations Honor Cash Price On Debit Purchase
    Payment options, cash or credit, are marked clearly at local gas stations. But how does your local fill-up treat plastic cash, the debit card? A debit card looks like a credit card, but banks treat it like a cash transaction. A consumer receives no...
  • California Senate Committee Approves $400-Million-Per Year Incentives Bill

    A proposed expansion of California's film and TV tax credit to more than $400 million cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee, with the legislation now headed to the Senate floor and likely to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AB 1839, would...
  • 'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders

    'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders
    The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday. "[Payday lenders] feel they...
  • Standard & Poor's Lowers Ratings Of Phoenix Insurance Subsidiaries

    Standard & Poor's on Tuesday lowered its ratings on the financial strength of both Phoenix Life Insurance Co. and PHL Variable Insurance Co. from BB- to B+. The standard double-B, or BB, rating means a company is not so vulnerable in the near future, but...
  • California Senate Committee Takes Next Step to Boost Tax Credit

    The California Senate Appropriations Committee took another step to move forward with legislation that would extend and expand the state's film and TV production tax credits, although the bill still does not have a specific dollar amount. The...
  • What every first-time buyer needs to know

    What every first-time buyer needs to know
    Meet fictional 34-year-old identical twin brothers Fred and Ted. Fred is a marketing manager for an import-export company. Ted is a social worker at a non-profit agency. Both are single and considered to be smart, successful guys. While Fred's annual...
  • Traffic stop leads to drug suspect's arrest

    Traffic stop leads to drug suspect's arrest
    A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Tujunga resident who was allegedly in possession of narcotics and fraudulent credit cards, police said. At 2:52 p.m., officers pulled over a vehicle driven by James Earl Abel, 32, near Verdugo Road and...
  • When companies flee U.S. tax system, investors often don't reap big returns

    WASHINGTON August 18 (Reuters) - Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such "inversion" deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a...