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  • Here are the lies Paul Ryan told about Obamacare during his town hall meeting

    Here are the lies Paul Ryan told about Obamacare during his town hall meeting

    We know that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wisc.) is desperate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. What he never has been able to explain adequately is why. Oh, sure, Ryan has offered some rhetorical explanations. He says Obamacare is “collapsing.” That it’s in a “death spiral.” That it’s a “struggle”...

  • The GOP unveils a 'permanent save' for Social Security — with massive benefit cuts

    The GOP unveils a 'permanent save' for Social Security — with massive benefit cuts

    Amid all the hand-wringing over Republican plans to eviscerate Medicare and Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the GOP has the knives out for Social Security too. The latest reminder comes from Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Tex., chairman of the Ways and Means Social...

  • When a new spouse brings surprise debt to the marriage

    When a new spouse brings surprise debt to the marriage

    Dear Liz: I’m 58 and got married for the first time almost two years ago. I discovered my wife has several incredibly large outstanding student loans, including a parent Plus loan for her son’s education that she thought was in deferment and that has nearly doubled to well over $100,000. In addition,...

  • Marijuana shops are trying to look like the Apple store

    Marijuana shops are trying to look like the Apple store

    On a bustling stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard lined by vintage stores and eateries, the MedMen shop looks right at home. Sunlight streams in through the store’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, salespeople in bright red T-shirts greet shoppers. Merchandise is carefully arranged on sleek wooden...

  • How to invest for the Age of Trump

    How to invest for the Age of Trump

    Investing for the Age of Trump presents some special considerations for financial advisors. For one, there's the risk of a 3 a.m. Donald Trump tweet that torpedoes one of your favorite stocks. Never before have advisors faced the kind of power the new president can wield over financial markets...

  • Downtown Los Angeles hasn't seen this much construction since the 1920s

    Downtown Los Angeles hasn't seen this much construction since the 1920s

    On the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wilshire Grand, the West Coast’s tallest building. Owned by Korean Air, it rises 1,100 feet and will have a hotel, offices and observation deck when finished. Two blocks...

  • This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

    This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

    When Ricardo and Catherine Soto were looking to buy a home in Chula Vista, they knew that even after selling their old house in El Cajon they would be able to afford a down payment of only about 10%. But when buying a home, 20% is the magic number. It means not only borrowing less but also avoiding...

  • American Apparel is sold at auction to Canada's Gildan Activewear

    American Apparel is sold at auction to Canada's Gildan Activewear

    For years, American Apparel proudly touted its “Made in Los Angeles” motto. With its sale Tuesday to a Canadian sportswear firm, neither American Apparel’s name nor its motto will ring so true.  Gildan Activewear agreed to pay $88 million in a winning auction bid for the American Apparel brand...

  • Trump's market: bear, bull or lamb?

    Trump's market: bear, bull or lamb?

    When Donald Trump takes the oath of office later this week, he will inherit the second-longest stock bull run in history, and a market valued at a record $26 trillion. From Wall Street’s point of view, it doesn’t often get much better than this. And that’s a big challenge for the new president....

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