| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:18 PM
A leaked early draft of state Controller John Chiang's audit of Stockton's finances found that more than half of the accounting controls investigated were ineffective and that Stockton leaders had missed warning signs, according to the Stockton Record....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Dear Liz: I co-signed a credit card for someone and the person defaulted on payment. I started making payments but could not continue because I became unemployed. The debt started at $15,631.23 but has gone up to $17,088.08 because of interest and fees. I...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Two of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” have been indicted on federal charges, accused of conspiring to defraud lenders and of hiding assets during a bankruptcy proceeding, federal officials in New Jersey said Monday....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Calling it the lowest point in Detroit history but a chance to stabilize a city spiraling into decline for decades, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday that the state-appointed emergency manager had filed for Chapter 9 protection.
The move makes...
| Jul 24, 2013
Though it is the biggest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, Detroit is only one of 26 urban municipalities that have gone into bankruptcy or state receivership for fiscal insolvency since 2008. Detroit should draw attention and debate to a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Dear Liz: None of the Web-based tools I've seen really get at the heart of the problem of how much I really need in retirement. For example, if I am diligent and save 20% of my income (I earn over $150,000), why would I need to replace 95% or even 80%...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Brian Davis is no stranger to surgery. Born with clubfeet, the 35-year-old Playa del Rey resident has endured multiple reconstructive foot surgeries over the years.
With an endless stream of medical procedures, doctor visits, hospital stays,...
| Jul 2, 2013
The healthcare system, like the government, is easy to criticize until you need it. And then it's indispensable.
I've devoted my fair share of ink and digital bits to talking about what's wrong with healthcare in the United States. I wrote last week...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Orchard Supply Hardware is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but already has a waiting rescuer – larger competitor Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Lowe’s is offering to buy most of the San Jose company’s assets for $205 million in cash...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:10 PM
A Vernon battery recycler shuttered by the state as a health risk in April will be allowed to reopen pending a court hearing next month, a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ruled Monday.
Judge Luis A. Lavin said the public interest would not...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The curtain has come down on one of the best theater-going deals anywhere: lifetime subscriptions to the Pasadena Playhouse that were offered briefly in 1994 for a one-time, $5,000 donation.
The playhouse recently finished informing nearly 200...