| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Because Congress couldn't get its act together last month — not really all that surprising given the partisan gridlock in Washington — interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans rose from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue.
A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It comes as no surprise that a deadlocked Congress missed the July 1 deadline to pass a bill that would have kept the interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, as required in 2007...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Wells Fargo & Co. booked a record $5.5 billion in profit during the second quarter despite a dramatic rise in mortgage rates and signs of a slowdown in its refinancing business.
The 19% year-over-year jump in earnings for the nation's largest home...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:19 PM
Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. operates on a simple principle: Everyone needs a car.
For more than two decades, the Irvine subprime auto lender, known as CPS, has helped finance vehicles for people who have less than perfect credit.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday sued Castle & Cooke Mortgage, accusing it of paying illegal bonuses to employees who steered home buyers toward higher-interest loans.
The suit marks the first time a company has been...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
After months of partisan haggling and finger-pointing, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would keep interest rates on college student loans from doubling. Actually, the rate already has doubled — from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Congress, which doesn't accomplish much lately without political convulsions, may be close to a needed broad agreement on lowering student loan interest rates.
Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education.
Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week.
The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...
| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...