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  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Guerrilla Tacos rolls up in high style

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Guerrilla Tacos rolls up in high style
    If you are the guy who lifted my iPhone last year, you may have noticed that the camera roll was as rich in taco snapshots as it was lacking in selfies — my inner life tends to be measured out in radishes, meat and limes. If you peered closely at...
  • Keep credit cards active without slipping into debt

    Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...
  • Does advice of saving 10% of income for retirement still apply?

    Dear Liz: I often hear financial planners say you should save 10% of your income, but they don't go into exactly what that means. Is that 10% separate from retirement or including retirement? Does that include saving for your emergency fund? Is this...
  • Calculating how much to put into a 401(k)

    Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register

    Oscar nominations 2014: Movies filmed in California barely register
    The big loser in Thursday's Oscar nominations may be California. The state barely registered in the Oscar contest, at least when it comes to film locations, underscoring the difficulty California faces in keeping its homegrown industry from fleeing...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

     The GOP discovers inequality
    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • 2 arrested in connection with Target hack

    2 arrested in connection with Target hack
    Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards. The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
  • Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies

    Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies
    The nine films nominated for best picture Oscars have more in common than just the accolades they've earned. Every one of them also scores high marks when it comes to garnering subsidies from the public. The libertarian Manhattan Institute reported...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show: Credit cards for air miles? Be strategic

    L.A. Times Travel Show: Credit cards for air miles? Be strategic
    For the millions of millennials stuck living with their parents or struggling with finances on their own, credit cards promising thousands of frequent flier miles on sign-up seem wonderful to pay for a getaway. But beware, experts said at the "More for...
  • GE earnings rise but shares fall on profit-margin miss

    GE earnings rise but shares fall on profit-margin miss
    General Electric Co. shares fell the most in seven months after Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt failed to deliver on a profit-margin forecast that he had been repeating for more than a year. GE shares dropped 62 cents, or 2.3%, to $26.58 on Friday...
  • Letters: A race to the bottom on taxes

    Letters: A race to the bottom on taxes
    Re "Making film deals with tax credits," Dec. 26 When a small Caribbean nation offers itself as a tax haven to a foreign corporation, it is not hard to see what is going on. The haven country is bribing the multinational, and the multinational is...