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  • GM responds to safety scandal by recalling 1.5 million more vehicles

    GM responds to safety scandal by recalling 1.5 million more vehicles
    In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs. The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
  • O.C., L.A. and Inland Empire homes are overpriced, Trulia says

    O.C., L.A. and Inland Empire homes are overpriced, Trulia says
    Southern California is home to some of the most overpriced housing markets in the country. And that's taking the wind out of the recovery. Three Southland regions ranked among the five most overvalued markets in the U.S. in a new report by real estate...
  • Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments

    Fed officials say markets overreacted to Yellen rate-hike comments
    WASHINGTON -- Top Federal Reserve officials said financial markets overreacted to Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments last week indicating the central bank could start raising interest rates early next year. In speeches and interviews, the officials...
  • Can't hold a good stock market down: S&P 500 sets intraday record

    Can't hold a good stock market down: S&P 500 sets intraday record
    A week-long rally in the stock market carried the Standard & Poor's 500 index to an intraday record Friday morning, the latest indication that investors worry more about missing potential gains than suffering losses. Stocks have been buoyed this week by...
  • Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal

    Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Friday upgraded its outlook for the U.S. AAA credit rating, removing the nation from a downgrade watch after politicians put off another debt limit battle until next year. The company, one of three major credit rating...
  • Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments

    Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments
    A major player in the burgeoning business of renting single-family homes is cashing in on its portfolio — to raise money to buy more. Colony American Homes — an arm of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital LLC — plans to issue $513.6...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week. The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
  • Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying

    Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying
    WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates on 30-year loan rise from 4.28% to 4.37%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates on 30-year loan rise from 4.28% to 4.37%
    Mortgage rates edged higher early this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing lenders offering 30-year fixed-rate loans to solid borrowers at 4.37%, up from 4.28% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year fixed home loan rose from 3.32% to...
  • Reel China: Lauded 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' hopes for audience at home

    Reel China: Lauded 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' hopes for audience at home
    BEIJING -- The Chinese Film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which took home the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last month, has cleared censorship and will arrive in mainland theaters March 21. But the question now hanging over director Diao...
  • Keep credit cards active without slipping into debt

    Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...