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  • Cost has U.S. banks stalling on ID theft deterrent

    Cost has U.S. banks stalling on ID theft deterrent
    Leah Padow knows from identity theft. She recently had five accounts at three banks compromised.
  • Rising consumer debt is good for the economy but not for consumers

    Rising consumer debt is good for the economy but not for consumers
    Teresa Martin was laid off in October from her job as office manager for a packaging company. The Corona resident is now struggling to pay her bills. Martin, 57, isn't carrying any credit card balances at the moment, but she said she may have to start...

    Iraq war: Lessons learned?

    Iraq war: Lessons learned?
    Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged
    I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner. That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides. It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood
    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings. They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...