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  • Federal student loans are investments — not handouts

    Federal student loans are investments — not handouts
    Dear Liz: I am increasingly annoyed by the entitlement attitude of today's students. Why should the taxpayers (me) pay to educate somebody else's children? I remember when there was no such thing as a student loan. If I wanted to go to college and didn'...
  • The myth of deregulation's consumer benefits

    The myth of deregulation's consumer benefits
    Here's a question for you: Is there a single example of consumer prices going down and market competition increasing after deregulation of a U.S. industry? I'm serious. The phone industry? The cable industry? Regulatory oversight for both was eased...
  • U.S. health system has flaws, but not in quality of care

    U.S. health system has flaws, but not in quality of care
    The healthcare system, like the government, is easy to criticize until you need it. And then it's indispensable. I've devoted my fair share of ink and digital bits to talking about what's wrong with healthcare in the United States. I wrote last week...
  • A backyard nuclear shelter? Yes, paranoia does sell

    A backyard nuclear shelter? Yes, paranoia does sell
    One sterling quality of American businesses is that they'll try to make money from anything. Paranoia, for instance. So say hello to Ron Hubbard, the owner of Montebello-based Atlas Survival Shelters, which converts huge corrugated metal tubes up to...
  • Is $1,721.75 the bill you'd expect for treating a cut?

    Is $1,721.75 the bill you'd expect for treating a cut?
    It was your basic, run-of-the-mill accident. Kim Haselhoff's 9-year-old son got nipped in the finger by one of the family dogs. It didn't seem too serious, but there was a bit of blood. Unfortunately, the pediatrician's office had just closed, and the...
  • Don't let mortgage debt wreck retirement

    Don't let mortgage debt wreck retirement
    Dear Liz: I have a first mortgage with a current balance of $32,000 at 5.625% interest. This will be paid off in about 24 months, based on regular payments plus $200 a month extra I am paying on principal. I have a home equity line of credit with a...
  • Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess

    Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess
    Let's get a few things clear. Hostess didn't fail for any of the reasons you've been fed. It didn't fail because Americans demanded more healthful food than its Twinkies and Ho-Hos snack cakes. It didn't fail because its unions wanted it to die. It...
  • In the SEC, the sun smiles on South Carolina and Florida

    In the SEC, the sun smiles on South Carolina and Florida
    Top-ranked Alabama rested at home as four other undefeated top-10 teams from the Southeastern Conference jumped straight to 2014 and staged their own four-team playoff. It's always pre-Copernicus down South, where the sun revolves around the SEC....
  • Does Congress have the heart to avert disability crisis?

    Does Congress have the heart to avert disability crisis?
    Bonnie Lee worked for 12 years as a health technician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, started her own Web services company, and raised two kids as a single mother in Ontario. Then Bonnie, 51, moved back East to rural Pennsylvania and...
  • Mammoth Lakes reaches agreement with creditor it owes $43 million

     
    The financially battered High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes has reached a tentative settlement agreement with a developer on a $43 million breach-of-contract judgment, officials said....
  • Business leader wants public pension decisions in voters' hands

     
    The top executive at one of L.A.'s key business groups called for a ballot measure that would yank decisions on the pension benefits of civilian city employees away from the mayor and City Council and turn them over to the voters....