Los Angeles Times

Walter Hamilton

Writer

Walter Hamilton no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Until September 2014, he was a financial reporter in the Business section. 

Recent Articles

  • A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

    A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

    For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company. She studied entrepreneurship at USC's business school with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-old chose a more conventional career as a brand...

  • BofA to pay $16.65 billion over soured home loans in mortgage meltdown

    BofA to pay $16.65 billion over soured home loans in mortgage meltdown

    Bank of America Corp. will pay a record $16.65 billion to resolve government claims over soured home loans in what is probably the last major settlement stemming from the mortgage meltdown. The deal also largely closes the chapter on the bank's fateful decision in 2008 to snatch up two troubled...

  • 401(k) funds studied for far less time than car purchases, survey says

    401(k) funds studied for far less time than car purchases, survey says

    Americans know that 401(k) retirement plans are important, but they spend only a moderate time researching investments and are often confused about how to pick the best funds, according to a new survey. Nearly nine in 10 workers view 401(k) plans as essential employee benefits, far outdistancing...

  • It costs nearly $250,000 to raise a child, report says

    It costs nearly $250,000 to raise a child, report says

    It will cost an average middle-class family nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child — and that doesn’t even count paying for college, according to a new report.A middle-income family with a newborn last year can expect to shell out $245,340 through junior’s 18th birthday, according...

  • Kids and parents turn to coding to boost college, career prospects

    Kids and parents turn to coding to boost college, career prospects

    Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze. Aside from the knowledge he gained, the 14-year-old Fullerton boy figures he came away with something just as important. "I know if...

  • SEC tightens rules to avoid runs on money-market funds

    SEC tightens rules to avoid runs on money-market funds

    Investors in money-market mutual funds face potential new fees and selling restrictions under rules approved by securities regulators Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to allow money funds to charge special fees, or temporarily prohibit redemptions, during turbulent periods...

  • One in every 25 New Yorkers is a millionaire, study says

    One in every 25 New Yorkers is a millionaire, study says

    Walk down the street in New York and you're virtually guaranteed to see several millionaires. That's because more than 1 in every 25 New Yorkers is a millionaire, according to a study released Tuesday. The Big Apple ranks fourth in a listing of the top 20 global cities based on the portion of their...

  • Big jump in number of millennials living with parents reported

    Big jump in number of millennials living with parents reported

    More Americans than ever live in multigenerational households, and the number of millennials who live with their parents is rising sharply, according to a study released Thursday. A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population, lived in multigenerational arrangements in 2012, according...

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