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  • Q&A: After the muni bond market's rally, now what?

     
    The tax-free municipal bond market suffered a brutal sell-off last fall and winter, driving interest rates up to two-year highs amid deepening worries about state and local governments’ finances. But munis have rallied in recent months, pushing...
  • U.S. stock fund outflows hit 9-month high as more investors cash out

     
    The public turned tail on stocks last week at a pace not seen since fall, as the market’s continuing slide wore down investor confidence. U.S. stock mutual funds suffered a net outflow of nearly $5.5 billion in the seven days......
  • Fed worries about spillover from Europe's debt crisis to U.S. financial system

     
    So let’s say Greece or one of the other financially weakest countries in Europe were to default on its bonds. Would that hit the U.S. banking system? Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke was asked that question at his news......
  • Treasury bond yields surge despite weak jobs report

     
    The January employment report looks weak on the surface, with a net gain of just 36,000 jobs. But the Treasury bond market on Friday seems convinced that the economic recovery is gaining momentum -- whether or not it’s yet showing......
  • Los Angeles Times Ethics Guidelines

     
    Updated: January 2011 INTRODUCTION The goal of the Los Angeles Times Media Group is to publish news and information of the highest quality. This requires The Times, across its entire portfolio of editorial products, to be, above all else, a......
  • Muni bond yields fall further as market panic ebbs

     
    Crisis over? The municipal bond market increasingly looks like it's moving out of panic mode, as selling abates and buyers come in from the sidelines. That's showing up in falling bond yields and in rising share prices of muni mutual......
  • Muni bond yields fall to six-week lows; Illinois raises $3.7 billion

     
    The rally in the battered municipal bond market continued on Wednesday, with benchmark tax-free yields falling to six-week lows. It helped that fiscally struggling Illinois was able to sell $3.7 billion of taxable bonds to investors. The proceeds will be....
  • New Federal Reserve data detail how the recession affected consumer finances

     
    The average wealth of U.S. households -- the value of their homes, stocks and all other assets -- fell to $481,000 in mid-2009 from $598,000 in mid-2007, according to a new Federal Reserve survey that details how the Great Recession......
  • April 11 Buzz: Losers emerge as personal finance goes awry

     
    Most viewed and shared: Roth IRAs: A real "fiscal Frankenstein" "It's time to retire Roth IRAs," writes Gerald E. Scorse. There's no tax break on contributions. But from that point on, taxes simply vanish. As long as the account is......
  • April 12 Buzz: American Islamophobia; Japan's resilience

     
    Most viewed and commented: Free speech and burning Korans Jonah Goldberg, in his Tuesday column, takes on the Rev. Terry Jones' Koran-burning stunt, and takes a heavy-handed swipe at liberals while he's at it. The fame-hungry pastor prattles about how.......
  • April 13 Buzz: Jane Harman, in her own words; Palestinian refugee speaks up

     
    Most viewed: Jane Harman: Out of the fray As we honor the life and legacy of Sidney Harman, who passed away Tuesday night, Patt Morrison's recent interview with Harman's wife, Jane, has also drawn attention. In it, the former congresswoman,......