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  • Edison's San Onofre PR: Readers aren't buying it

    Edison's San Onofre PR: Readers aren't buying it
    Southern California Edison wants you to feel (and help pay for) its pain in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Judging by the letters we've received so far in reaction to Edison's full-page ad in Monday's Times saying as much,...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears
    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • Pimco's El-Erian sees no Fed interest rate rise until at least 2016

    Pimco's El-Erian sees no Fed interest rate rise until at least 2016
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve could start reducing its bond-buying program next month, but won't raise its near-zero short-term interest rate until at least 2016 -- a year later than current central bank projections suggest, Pimco Chief Executive...
  • Fed preparing to scale back stimulus, minutes suggest

    Fed preparing to scale back stimulus, minutes suggest
    WASHINGTON — Analysts are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond-buying stimulus program next month. So are bond investors and emerging markets. And it looks as if the Fed is too. Although such action is not a sure thing, the...
  • Southern California housing market slows after torrid rebound

     Southern California housing market slows after torrid rebound
    Southern California home buyers have apparently had their fill of bidding wars, home shortages and double-digit price hikes. For the third straight month, the median home price across the Southland stayed essentially flat, at $382,000. The September...
  • Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall

    Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall
    Home prices and sales fell last month in the Bay Area as the tech-rich region mirrored a cooling trend elsewhere within the state. The median home price in the nine-county region fell 1.9% from August to $530,000, while sales dropped 17.1% -- a...
  • Rich brain, poor brain

    Rich brain, poor brain
    There's a phrase that has haunted America for decades, one fraught with failure: "Breaking the cycle of poverty." Despite the ongoing efforts of government and a host of private foundations, income inequality continues to grow and the poor are ever more...
  • Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping

    Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping
    Add another potential casualty of Washington's gridlock: the holiday shopping season. The congressional stalemate that brought about a partial government shutdown has rattled Americans already spooked by years of economic weakness. And the uncertainty...
  • Economic hit from impasse could endure

    Economic hit from impasse could endure
    WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
  • S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down

    S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's said Monday that the current impasse over funding the federal government and raising the debt limit probably would not lead to another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating -- as long as the stalemate didn't last long....
  • Stocks hit new highs after Bernanke reassures investors

    Stocks hit new highs after Bernanke reassures investors
    The stock market is back at new highs thanks to comforting words from Federal Reserve chief Ben S. Bernanke. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index both surged into new high ground Thursday as investors celebrated the...