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  • Bill to expand California's film tax credit is introduced in Assembly

    Bill to expand California's film tax credit is introduced in Assembly
    California state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would expand and improve California's film and TV tax credit program. The Assembly bill is intended to redress shortcomings in the state incentive program first introduced in 2009 under former...
  • Capital One says it can show up at cardholders' homes, workplaces

    Capital One says it can show up at cardholders' homes, workplaces
    Ding-dong, Cap One calling. Credit card issuer Capital One isn't shy about getting into customers' faces. The company recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases. The update specifies that "we may...
  • 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. The fraud occurred in mid-November, so it was apparently unrelated to the digital break-in at Target, which began after Thanksgiving and resulted in the...
  • Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates

    Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates
    The letter that recently arrived at homes throughout California and other states features a picture of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II" training for another shot at greatness. "As you're making your financial comeback," it says, "we want you to know...
  • Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis

    Household debt rises at fastest pace since global financial crisis
    Families boosted their borrowing late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, a sign that Americans are gradually reopening their wallets as they feel more secure in their jobs. Household debt jumped $241 billion to $11.5...
  • Technology used in Europe would better protect U.S. shopper data

     Technology used in Europe would better protect U.S. shopper data
    SACRAMENTO — Personal information collected from credit card shoppers would be better protected by upgrading the country's entire payment system to technology that has dramatically reduced fraud in Europe. That was the consensus of a group of...
  • Obama seeks new fuel efficiency rules to cut truck pollution

    Obama seeks new fuel efficiency rules to cut truck pollution
    WASHINGTON – President Obama moved ahead Tuesday with plans to further tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from trucks and buses, saying the new fuel efficiency rules will reduce pollution, save consumers money and help cut back on oil imports....
  • Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers

    Household borrowing picks up as economy recovers
    American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam. Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
  • Letters: No executions -- for now

    Letters: No executions -- for now
    Re "Execution moratorium declared," Feb. 12 Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's move to place a moratorium on his state's death penalty deserves the close attention of California Gov. Jerry Brown, who should follow suit by enacting a similar moratorium while...
  • Letters: Beware those Web look-alike scams

    Re "Like the DMV, but with more fees," Column, Feb. 7 The online DMV look-alike scam has other incarnations. As a reasonably intelligent retired professional, I recently attempted to file change-of-address information with the U.S. Postal Service. I...
  • Washington state governor declares moratorium on death penalty

    Washington state governor declares moratorium on death penalty
    SEATTLE — Declaring that he is "not convinced equal justice is being served" by the death penalty as it is carried out today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a moratorium on executions. Inslee did not commute the sentences of the...