| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Thanksgiving is a time when we can give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives, like health, loving spouse, a wonderful family and amazing friends. But this is a money column, so this week, I would also like to give thanks to all of the amazing...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Toyota Motor Credit Corp. said federal authorities have raised concerns about the pricing of its auto loans, saying that the loans could be discriminatory, and warning that Toyota's lending arm could face financial penalties.
Toyota Motor Credit said...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 8:28 PM
By most measures, the housing market should be roaring.
Prices are leveling off. Borrowing is cheap. Even the job market is recovering. And yet home sales are on pace to fall this year for the first time since 2010.
The torturous experience of home...
| Oct 31, 2014
The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay.
The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Americans must immediately turn their attention to the 2016 presidential election, because time is meaningless, two years is a mere 730 days and it's not like we have much else going on anyway.
So focus in, people. This is important stuff.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The nation's top consumer financial watchdog is taking aim at the booming but lightly regulated prepaid card industry with new rules to protect customers from the vagaries of bank-like operations.
The proposal to be released Thursday by the Consumer...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and how lenders scrutinize...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.”
It was three...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:14 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud.
The order, which Obama signed...