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  • For parents, the ABCs of college finance

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance
    Look at your child, and think of college. If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
  • Taking a closer look at car sales, electric vehicles and DIY auto maintenance

    Usually, I write, you read. This week, you write, I read. Readers share what's on their minds and provide some good ideas. Jack Wadja of Orlando, writing about the grim new-car sales news from August, noted the decline is partly because in August 2009,...
  • Retirement perks cost towns millions

    Retirement perks cost towns millions
    Lax pension rules are costing suburban taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing job perks and hefty pay hikes to inflate retirement checks for local leaders, the Tribune has found. In Glencoe, a free Jeep, bonuses and other perks to an outgoing parks...
  • Pressure builds in House to pass tax-cut package

    After the Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance the tax-cuts package, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged Tuesday the urgency in passing the legislation to avoid a tax hike on Jan. 1. The bill could clear the Senate late Tuesday or early...
  • Obama's income drops, but the president is still a millionaire, tax returns show

    Obama's income drops, but the president is still a millionaire, tax returns show
    President Obama's income dropped substantially in 2010 from the previous year due to declining book sales, but he is still comfortably in the ranks of the nation's millionaires, his federal tax returns show. The Obama family earned $1.73 million last...
  • Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra

    Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra
    The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
  • Times Festival of Books will move to USC

    Times Festival of Books will move to USC
    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will move its weekend-long celebration of the written word to the USC campus next spring after 15 years across town at UCLA, officials announced Wednesday. The change of venue to USC's main University Park campus...
  • Pot proposition burning topic at forum

    Marijuana was a hot topic at a Thursday night forum covering the propositions on the Nov. 2 state ballot. While members of the League of Women Votes  went over all nine initiatives, ranging from billion-dollar tax loopholes to climate change, many of...
  • Capitol Journal: Parks vs. ballot box budgeting

    California's magnificent state parks are falling apart fast. The budgeting system for state government is in shambles and practically dysfunctional. Proposition 21 on the November ballot would fix the parks. But it would pound another kink into...
  • Bobby Bright's not-so bright crack about fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi maybe dying

     
    Imagine if Bright was a Republican on the campaign trail speculating on a Democrat's demise....
  • Artificial turf for Seminole football fields up to booster clubs, district says

     
    Seminole school district officials want to make it perfectly clear that they aren't putting out a penny for expensive artificial turf football fields at county high schools. The new $500,000 carpet at Oviedo High is all on the local booster club's...