| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I'm a single mom with three kids. My mortgage is $1,700. My other monthly bills include $355 for a car loan, $755 for school tuition, $350 for utilities, $790 for credit cards, $200 for gas, $208 for braces and $235 for a 401(k) contribution....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — A little over a year ago, Brazilian playboy Eike Batista was reputed to be the seventh-richest man in the world and was in the habit of boasting loudly that he'd soon be No. 1. By this week, he had become one of the world's...
| Oct 30, 2013
JPMorgan Chase is trying to reach a multibillion-dollar deal with the federal government to settle allegations of securities fraud — based largely on claims against two failing banks it rescued during the crisis at Washington's behest. The...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:09 AM
STOCKTON -- If a measure to increase the sales tax didn’t pass, there would be few options for this crime-plagued and bankrupt city, municipal officials said.
But on Tuesday, Stockton voters agreed to an increase of 3/4 of a cent -- raising...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Residents of Stockton approved a sales-tax increase that officials say will help the city emerge from bankruptcy.
The city of about 300,000 filed for Chapter 9 protection in July 2012, at the time the largest U.S. city to do so. Stockton was later...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:17 PM
DETROIT — As protesters marched outside, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified in federal court Monday that he “worked very diligently” to avoid Detroit’s historic bankruptcy as attorneys for employee unions and retirees grilled...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:54 AM
A recall effort in bankrupt San Bernardino ousted a number of elected officials Tuesday, including a longtime city councilwoman who, despite facing the music in her own district, managed to be the top vote-getter in the citywide race to be mayor,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:05 PM
DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade.
But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Dwarfed by the looming seal of a troubled city, a group of nearly a dozen candidates crowded on the City Council dais, shoulder to shoulder, taking turns explaining why they should be the next mayor of San Bernardino.
There was the retired coach who...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., the U.S. grocery chain owned by Tesco, canceled its proposed auction after receiving no offers to compete with a bid from an affiliate of billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos.
The company will seek bankruptcy court...
| Nov 17, 2013
Re "Obama puts the brakes on cancellations," Nov. 15
Though it is understandable that people would want to keep their current health insurance plans, their outrage is shortsighted.
They should read the fine print of those insurance plans, which...