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  • 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...
  • Dow hits new milestone: 16,000

    Dow hits new milestone: 16,000
    Stocks burst through yet another milestone Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average climbed higher than 16,000 for the first time. The Dow rose 50 points in early trading, as this year's powerful stock rally continued on Wall Street. The broader...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • Gov. Brown lays his cards on the table at event for Bicycle Club hotel

    Gov. Brown lays his cards on the table at event for Bicycle Club hotel
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is famous for being unpredictable. Lawmakers and lobbyists at the Capitol say they're never quite sure whether he'll sign or veto a bill. Brown also has a penchant for showing up at their offices along with his dog...
  • As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout

    As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central...
  • Home prices in large cities soar in August, Case-Shiller index shows

    Home prices in large cities soar in August, Case-Shiller index shows
    Home prices in the nation’s largest metro regions jumped sharply in August, posting yearly gains not seen since the last boom, according to a leading gauge. The S&P/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed that home prices in 20 large U.S. metro...
  • JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history

    JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing. The nation's largest bank admitted to...
  • Corporations increasingly spying on nonprofits, group says

    Corporations increasingly spying on nonprofits, group says
    Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group. The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National...
  • Investor confidence in Obama plummets, new poll shows

    Investor confidence in Obama plummets, new poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's standing with global investors plummeted over the last two months amid fiscal fights and the flawed roll-out of the healthcare reform website, with just 38% of respondents in a new poll viewing him favorably. The figure...
  • Dow closes above 16,000

    Dow closes above 16,000
    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
  • Sony to discuss movie studio budget cuts at Thursday meeting

    Sony to discuss movie studio budget cuts at Thursday meeting
    Sony Corp. will address the state of its embattled movie and television studio in a five-hour meeting for investors Thursday morning at the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in Culver City. The company is expected to discuss planned budget cuts at the...