| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected.
The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Yet...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:57 AM
OneWest Bank in Pasadena, born from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, has agreed to be acquired by commercial lender CIT Group for $3.4 billion, a hugely profitable deal for the hedge-fund and private-equity investors that have owned...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
An enormous abstract sculpture, a sailboat of sorts, rests on a pedestal at the intersection of Beverly and San Vicente boulevards in West Hollywood. Its dark, carbon-fiber sails seem to billow in the wind, and corkscrew spirals of stainless steel, like...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The wealthy playboy behind American Apparel Inc.'s latest crisis isn't ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney. It's a London financier named Lyndon Lea.
American Apparel told securities regulators Tuesday that Lea's private equity firm, Lion Capital, has...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Tribune Publishing may have the flexibility to carry more than $350 million in debt after its planned spinoff from Tribune Co., which sources say is expected to happen in early August.
In an amendment filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Ever wonder how much home you can afford, if there's room in your budget for a new car or how big of a nest egg you need to retire?
The answers to these questions are rarely exact, but an abundance of online financial calculators promises to help you get...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:45 PM
A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago.
But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated.
According to a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The number of single-family homes and condominiums for sale grew last month, continuing a see-saw effect in the number of residences on the market over the past several months in the Glendale area, though these hikes were larger than in the past....