| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.
S&P clearly has its back to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:12 PM
The stock market streaked to new highs Thursday as investors remained hopeful that the Federal Reserve's easy money policies will continue to drive the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the two most...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
If you were hoping to ask Santa for an iWatch this Christmas, you might have to revise your wish list: The rumored Apple device might be more than a year away.
The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is beginning to aggressively hire more...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that he expected the central bank to start tapering its bond-buying stimulus program this year, but that there was not a "preset course" to doing so.
The Fed's plan to begin...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm.
The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sinking money into real estate investment trusts is considered to be one of Wall Street's most complex investments.
Owning shares of REITs gives investors an opportunity to get investment exposure to real estate, including apartments, shopping centers...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:19 PM
Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. operates on a simple principle: Everyone needs a car.
For more than two decades, the Irvine subprime auto lender, known as CPS, has helped finance vehicles for people who have less than perfect credit.
| Jun 17, 2013
Surf apparel company Quiksilver Inc. hasn't given investors much to be stoked about in recent years.
The Huntington Beach company owns some of the biggest brands in action sports: Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and others. Yet it has lost money each of the last...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...