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  • L.A. faces $1-billion deficit by 2013; budget chief calls for pension reforms

     
    Los Angeles could be facing a $1-billion deficit by the time Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wraps up his second term in 2013, a dire forecast driven primarily by escalating employee pension costs and stagnant tax revenues, the city’s top budget analyst........
  • L.A. Council will get briefing on finances, a day after city's credit rating is downgraded

     
    The Los Angeles City Council today will get what is expected to be a sober briefing on the city's financial condition, a day after L.A.'s credit rating was downgraded. The city’s credit was downgraded by Fitch Ratings on $2.94 billion......
  • S&P cuts Mexico's debt rating; investors shake it off

     
    Mexico’s credit rating took another hit today, edging closer to “junk” status, on worries about the country’s growing budget deficit and dwindling oil revenue. But stock and currency investors continue to give Mexico the benefit of the doubt in...
  • Seven 2009 memories sure to stay with you, like it or not

     
    A spectacular market crash, a dramatic rebound, a financial system and economy pulled back from the brink of collapse -- who writes this stuff, Hollywood? The most emotionally riveting reality TV of 2009 was what emanated regularly from Wall Street......
  • Investors force California to boost yields in big bond sale as demand wanes

     
    California suffered a painful snub by investors Thursday, as the state???s attempt to sell $4.5 billion in longer-term general obligation bonds failed to attract enough demand to raise the full amount. After boosting interest rates on a chunk of the......
  • U.S. carmakers are flat-out hurting

    U.S. carmakers are flat-out hurting
    America's Big Three automakers are looking awfully small these days. Speculation about asset sales, takeovers and even bankruptcy for the former titans of Detroit raged Thursday as a stock market rout after a downgrade by Goldman Sachs brought shares...
  • CalPERS appears to be a willing victim

    CalPERS appears to be a willing victim
    Students of the fine art of pointing fingers know that the key thing is to not make yourself look like an idiot in the process. By that standard, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System just flunked. In a lawsuit filed this month in...
  • Tips to prevent medical bills from getting overdue

    Tips to prevent medical bills from getting overdue
    Got a medical bill lying around in a kitchen drawer or office file? Quick, go get it and then make some effort to pay or settle it, especially if the date on the bill goes back beyond 30 days. Without some attempt to resolve the bill, it will damage your...