| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation's largest health insurer, reported a tiny uptick in third-quarter profit, disappointing investors who have bid up the company's shares in recent months.
The Minnetonka, Minn., company said government funding cuts to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Bank of America Corp. moved faster than Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. in satisfying its obligations to assist troubled borrowers under last year's $25-billion national mortgage settlement, according to the agreement's monitor....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Citigroup Inc. will pay $30 million to Massachusetts to settle charges that one of its analysts in Taiwan improperly leaked research to four major clients a day before making the information public.
Secretary of State William Galvin said the U.S. hedge...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Wells Fargo & Co. subjects borrowers seeking mortgage modifications to "Kafkaesque delays and obstructions," in violation of last year's $25-billion national mortgage settlement, New York Atty. Gen Eric Schneiderman said in a federal lawsuit.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The big banks got Uncle Sam off their backs fairly quickly. It's taken a bit longer for smaller institutions, including Cathay General Bancorp in L.A.'s Chinatown.
After nearly five years, Cathay General has retired its debt to taxpayers for the capital...
| Sep 20, 2013
Five years ago, this week, the world of finance and economics changed forever.
At least that's the story.
It started with a sad milestone in Wall Street history: the fall of the House of Lehman.
Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, 2008, Lehman Bros., the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:26 AM
SHANGHAI — The Chinese government officially opened a new free-trade zone in Shanghai on Sunday that is long on hype and short on detail about how it will boost the economy.
The 11-square-mile zone is in the northeastern fringe of Shanghai in an...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Brian Panish was indignant as the two men argued in the judge's chambers.
"Judge," the Michael Jackson family attorney snapped, "if I want to give him the finger, I know how to give him the finger."
"And you did it quite well twice," replied Marvin...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In California's new state-run health insurance market, Kaiser Permanente will cost you.
The healthcare giant has the highest rates in Southern California and some other areas of the state, surpassing rivals such as Anthem Blue Cross and other smaller...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:21 AM
It looked a sweet deal: Citibank would give Ole 50,000 American Airlines miles if he took out a new credit card.
The only catch was that he'd have to spend at least $3,000 over three months.
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Ole had no...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Five large banks said they have given $51.3 billion in relief to consumers under a landmark settlement of foreclosure-abuse complaints that is almost finished providing assistance to homeowners, the official monitor of the deal said...