| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said the $13 billion settlement it reached with the Justice Department, state attorneys general and other agencies erased most of its potential liability in the sale of faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The "statement of fact" -- that narrative document that lays out what a corporate defendant has done wrong, without actually mentioning anything that could hurt the corporation in court -- has become our generation's big new literary genre. The...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Can you tell me about these two Yoshitoku dolls my grandparents bought for us around 1982?
A: When we wrote about the Japanese dolls a few years back, we told readers that Yoshitoku is a historic, luxury Japanese doll maker, that their high quality...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
NEW YORK — Steven A. Cohen faces what could be an end to his career as one of Wall Street's most profitable money men after his hedge fund agreed to plead guilty to charges of criminal insider trading.
SAC Capital Advisors becomes the first...
| 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 11, 2014
| 4:59 AM
The CME Group Inc., the world's biggest futures exchange operator, has canvassed traders in recent months about opening a cocoa futures contract to challenge its rival's grip on the niche $15 billion market, traders said.
Discussions about the viability...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Charles H. Keating Jr., who became the poster child of the savings and loan debacle 25 years ago after his Irvine thrift was seized by federal regulators in what at the time was the nation's costliest bank collapse, has died. He was 90.
In the early...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Willful and self-assured, Charles H. Keating Jr. strode through a life of outsized public roles — anti-pornography crusader, luxury hotel developer, political kingmaker — on his way to becoming one of the nation's most notorious corporate...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster...
| Nov 7, 2013
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE When Justin Timberlake came through Philadelphia with Jay Z on the Legends of Summer Tour in August, he had a new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” that debuted......