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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

    Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
  • Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row

    Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row
    Southern California home prices appear to have hit a wall, with the median home price flat for the fourth consecutive month in October. The median sale price was $383,750 last month, 21.8% higher than last year — but virtually unchanged from June,...
  • Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster

    Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster
    WASHINGTON — Could the real estate market be heading for a new financial storm? Maybe. Some mortgage and credit experts worry that billions of dollars of home equity credit lines that were extended a decade ago during the housing boom could be...
  • Home affordability falls last quarter in California as prices rise

    Home affordability falls last quarter in California as prices rise
    Housing affordability fell last quarter in California, reaching the lowest level since 2008, as the housing recovery locked some buyers out. Only 32% of potential homebuyers in the third quarter could reasonably afford a median priced single-family...
  • U.S. homeownership at 1995 levels despite housing rebound

    U.S. homeownership at 1995 levels despite housing rebound
    Homeownership in the United States remained flat last quarter, staying at its lowest level in nearly two decades and underscoring the dominant role investors have played in the housing recovery. The nation’s homeownership rate was 65.1% on a...
  • Biofuel seed developer Ceres looks to cash in on 16 years of R&D

    The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled. Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels. Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
  • Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk

    Sony credit rating could be downgraded to junk
    Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said Friday that it is reviewing Sony Corp.'s credit rating and could downgrade it to junk status. The news comes one day after Tokyo-based┬áSony, which reports its earnings in yen but provides...
  • Small investors are still wary of the stock market, poll shows

    Small investors are still wary of the stock market, poll shows
    Even as share prices hit one new high after another, small investors have only a small portion of their assets in the stock market, according to a new survey. U.S. investors have just 18% of their investable assets in stocks, according to a global...