| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
Culinary tour: In the April 20 Travel section, an article on a culinary tour of the Big Island of Hawaii identified the ice cream brand sold at Discovery Antiques as Lappert's Hawaii. It is Tropical Dreams, and the flavors are mango, macadamia nut,...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My husband and I purchased a condo in Atlanta in 2006 with an 80/20 loan, the 20 percent being a home equity loan.
The 80 percent primary loan is a Fannie Mae loan with a five-year initial period that is fixed-rate...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:16 PM
[UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.]
The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...