| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A recent article in The Sun lamented the scheduled interest rate increase on student loans ("Student loan rates set to rise, barring Congress cram session," June 7).
Cancellation of this program would be of benefit to all future students. The increase...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:59 AM
State regulators have ordered a South Dakota-based payday lender to stop making consumer loans in Maryland after finding the company used predatory tactics and charged excessive interest rates.
Western Sky Financial, located on a reservation in Timber...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it ordered U.S. Bank and its partner to return about $6.5 million to service members who had been deceived by the terms and costs of subprime auto loans.
The federal agency said U.S. Bank and Dealer...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two hit shows from the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival are back this weekend with encore performances at The Venue in Orlando's Ivanhoe neighborhood.
"Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer" and "Rhubarb The Bear, Maximum fuR'n'B" — both from the brain of...
| Oct 20, 2013
Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin.
All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Excerpt from a letter to the Laguna Beach Planning Commission:
We would like to express our opposition to the proposed project at 20432 Laguna Canyon Road.
This parcel is at present a single-family home. We feel multiunit housing should be closer to...
| Oct 22, 2013
There are few things the good people of Shanghai love more than shopping. And there were few shopping centers as luxurious as the city's Jinjiang Dickson Center. When it opened in 1994, the Jinjiang was China's first luxury retail mall, well situated...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:58 PM
SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly took a major step Wednesday to make more funding available to help troubled and homeless veterans.
The proposal, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), would shift $600 million in bond authority...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Congress has until July 1 to pass a bill that keeps interest rates on subsidized federal student Stafford loans from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. But instead of fixing the problem, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill mostly along...