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  • Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures

    Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures
    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans, a White House official said on Sunday. The president will sign an order directing the secretary of...
  • Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income

    Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income
    President Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    More than one way to tackle student loan debt
    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
  • How to think about a budget

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am trying to put a budget together and need some guidance on how much I should budget for food each month. I am single, so this money is often used as entertainment, and therefore I am currently spending way too...
  • Tribune Publishing to carry $350 million in debt in spinoff

    Tribune Publishing to carry $350 million in debt in spinoff
    Tribune Publishing will carry $350 million of debt when it spins off as a stand-alone company, $25 million higher than previously stated. That figure includes a $275 million cash dividend payable to Tribune Co., which remains the same.   The increased...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest
    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California

    Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California
    State lawmakers Wednesday gave initial approval to proposals that would reduce penalties for selling crack cocaine, require medical marijuana dispensaries to get state licenses and allow people in the country illegally to get student loans for college....
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again; 30-year averaging 4.12%

    Fixed mortgage rates declined for the fifth straight week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans at an average of 4.12%, down from 4.14% a week earlier. The average offering rate for a 15-year fixed loan fell to 3.21%...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • L.A. sues JPMorgan Chase, alleges predatory home loans to minorities

    L.A. sues JPMorgan Chase, alleges predatory home loans to minorities
    The city of Los Angeles accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of steering minority borrowers into risky home loans they couldn’t afford, triggering a foreclosure wave that hammered property values and city coffers. In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S....
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%

    Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year...