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  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • Location filming in L.A. down sharply in last 20 years, report says

    Location filming in L.A. down sharply in last 20 years, report says
    Despite gains in feature and television production last year, Los Angeles experienced whopping losses in location film activity over the last two decades as Hollywood took its show on the road, according a new report. While location filming for...
  • Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful

     Giving 'Rachel' telemarketer an earful
    Maybe you got a call from Rachel over the holidays. That's Rachel as in "Rachel from cardholder services," those incredibly annoying telemarketing pitches that prompted the former head of the Federal Trade Commission, Jon Leibowitz, to declare Rachel...
  • Lawmakers call on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in California

    Lawmakers call on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in California
    SACRAMENTO -- Calling a recent bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in California insufficient, a group of lawmakers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to halt the oil and gas extraction method. The issue of fracking, in which sand, water...
  • War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause

     War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause
    Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary
    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • How much inheritance to leave?

    How much inheritance to leave?
    Dear Liz: Both of our sons, ages 63 and 59, are currently unemployed. We are 93 and self-supporting with Social Security and my retirement benefits. We live in our own home and are able to handle all our expenses, even though my wife requires a...
  • Use a debit card at Target? You have more to fear in data breach

    Use a debit card at Target? You have more to fear in data breach
    The massive theft of payment card data from Target Corp. stores has renewed warnings that consumers are better protected from fraud by using credit cards instead of debit. The advice was issued against a backdrop of banks and card companies rushing to...
  • Wall Street delivers a credit-rating boost to L.A. County finances

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors got a holiday present this week from an occasionally Scrooge-like institution on Wall Street. Rating agency Standard & Poor's on Thursday raised the county's long-term credit rating from AA to AA+, its highest...
  • Stolen Target credit cards available on black markets everywhere

    Stolen Target credit cards available on black markets everywhere
    More bad news for folks who used their credit cards at Target during the holiday shopping season. Many of the 40 million credit cards that the company says were part of the data breach are already for sale on black markets around the world. That...
  • Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity

     Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity
    As millions of bargain-crazed customers swarmed through Target stores on Black Friday, one of the most audacious heists in retail history was quietly underway. A band of cyberthieves pilfered credit and debit card information from the giant retailer's...