| 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...
| 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 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 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
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court less than a month after being promised to Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle.
The grocery chain, in the process of trading hands from British supermarket...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, weeks after being promised to Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle.
The grocery chain, which is in the process of trading hands from British supermarket...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
New York's second-largest opera company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy as an emergency fundraising effort is failing to meet its target, barring any last-minute miracle.
The New York City Opera was looking to raise $1 million through...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Chrysler Group filed plans Monday to resume trading its shares on the stock market, part of a high-stakes game its parent company, Fiat, is playing against a big union trust.
The stock sale would not be a normal initial public offering, in which a...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Dear Liz: I have $40,000 in credit card debt due to home healthcare I had to provide for my mom, who lived with me for six years before she passed away in 2011. I filed a Veterans Affairs claim on her behalf but just got a VA check for $344 with no...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100.
Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The company that owns Penthouse magazine and a host of online dating and adult websites filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.
FriendFinder Networks Inc.'s move comes as many in the adult entertainment industry struggle because of an increase in...