| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The chief executive who led American Airlines through bankruptcy and a major merger will get a severance package valued at about $17 million.
That was among the first decisions made by the new American Airlines after it emerged from bankruptcy Monday...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:09 AM
STOCKTON -- If a measure to increase the sales tax didn’t pass, there would be few options for this crime-plagued and bankrupt city, municipal officials said.
But on Tuesday, Stockton voters agreed to an increase of 3/4 of a cent -- raising...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Ensign Group Inc., a Mission Viejo company that operates nursing homes in several states, has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare for unnecessary procedures performed on its patients.
Two former Ensign Group...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Officials in Desert Hot Springs have declared a fiscal emergency in an attempt to avert a second bankruptcy as the Palm Springs-area city approaches insolvency.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the emergency declaration, with...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Visual effects artists are planning to show their colors next week when President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation SKG.
Hundreds of visual effects artists who work at the Glendale studio are expected to wear green T-shirts to draw attention to the...
| Aug 14, 2013
The best illustration of the virtues of deregulation may be the U.S. airline industry, which Congress liberated from most nonsafety-related rules in 1978. The cost of flying plummeted as a host of new players entered the business to compete with the major...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Jane is behind the eight ball with her debt. She's looking at a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.
Jane asks: Is there an easy and cheap way to do this?
My answer: No, and yes. But be careful.
ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:05 AM
"The devil made me do it" was perhaps the most famous catchphrase of comedian Flip Wilson. And it was among the numerous excuses one potential borrower gave his lender to explain his lousy credit report.
The 10-page letter of explanation ranged from...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
A group of Democratic and Republican mayors are hoping to qualify a measure for the November 2014 ballot that could dramatically reduce retirement benefits for current and future public employees.
The measure, filed with the state attorney general&...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Knight Capital Group's successor has agreed to pay $12 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it failed to have safeguards in place that could have prevented mistaken trades that caused more than $460 million in losses...
| 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....