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  • Khodorkovsky: For now, steering clear of Russia and politics

    Khodorkovsky: For now, steering clear of Russia and politics
    MOSCOW -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon once considered President Vladimir Putin's most potent political foe, said Sunday that he had no plans to resume his business or political activities or to support Russia's embattled opposition forces....
  • Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing

    Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing
    Less than a year after state auditors warned that Bell faced possible insolvency, the city has seen a significant infusion of cash from settlements with firms it blamed for not preventing the corruption scandal that engulfed the town. City officials...
  • Detroit's abandoned buildings draw tourists instead of developers

    Detroit's abandoned buildings draw tourists instead of developers
    DETROIT — He'd heard stories of ruin and blight, but that didn't prepare Oliver Kearney for what he saw: Prostitutes roaming the streets at 8 a.m., rubble-strewn parking lots overrun with weeds, buildings taken over by bright pink graffiti, the...
  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit

     When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit
    The Detroit bankruptcy court judge's ruling that employee pensions are "on the table" for potential reductions has spurred yet another round of acrimonious debate between those on the right who blame public-sector pensions for virtually all of government'...
  • Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret

    Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was flirting with insolvency, but that didn't stop its government overseers from incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses to keep secret their deliberations on a new long-term lease for the stadium....
  • San Bernardino voters oust city attorney, councilwoman in recall

    San Bernardino voters oust city attorney, councilwoman in recall
    In a city that had fallen into bankruptcy, where confidence had plummeted as crime rose, the election was cast as a decisive moment for San Bernardino. And Tuesday the voters spoke up, pushing out the longtime city attorney — a prominent figure...
  • Detroit's bankruptcy brings up more than finances

    Detroit's bankruptcy brings up more than finances
    DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension. But the city's recent plunge into bankruptcy...
  • What was Blockbuster's last movie rental...ever?

    What was Blockbuster's last movie rental...ever?
    And the last movie ever rented in a Blockbuster goes to "This Is the End," a 2013 apocalyptic comedy featuring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan. Quite fitting, no? It was 11 p.m. in Hawaii, Saturday night. A man picked up the film "This Is...
  • 'They' the people find TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau guilty

    'They' the people find TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau guilty
    He’s not an expert, but he’s played one on television, and that’s part of the reason that Kevin Trudeau could soon be headed for federal prison. There, as one blog comment sardonically says, he could peddle a book called “The...
  • 'Sunlight Jr.' portrays the bleak and bankrupt brilliantly

     'Sunlight Jr.' portrays the bleak and bankrupt brilliantly
    Early on in the excellent new indie drama "Sunlight Jr.," a thunderstorm turns the Florida sky a low-hanging gray. A car runs out of gas. A couple on their last dime are stranded — on the roadside and in lives as empty of promise as that tank. The...