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  • Obama news conference registers 3.7: Japan's disaster is sad, now on gas prices (and my poll numbers)

     
    Full text and commentary as the Democrat seeks to regain control of Washington's political narrative....
  • Greek default fears drive up euro-zone bond yields

     
    Europe’s government-debt crisis is flaring again, as interest rates on Greek, Irish and Portuguese bonds surge on fears that some form of default is inevitable. The annualized yield on two-year Greek notes (charted at left) jumped to 17.83% on...
  • Turning up the heat on bond investors

     
    When companies go bankrupt, their bondholders rarely expect to get back all of what they’re owed. They end up sharing the pain. Germany and France want owners of government bonds in Europe to face the same risk. After approving a......
  • Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change

    Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change
    One by one, members of Japan's heartthrob pop band SMAP make their pitch: "You are not alone," says one. "Let's help each other," beckons another. Then comes the final exhortation from celebrity Tortoise Matsumoto: "Believe in Japan's strength!" Such...
  • Napa's Copia closes, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Copia, the nearly $80-million museum of wine and food started in the town of Napa by the late vintner Robert Mondavi, has closed and is filing for protection from bankruptcy. The nonprofit center has been struggling to find an audience for years, and...
  • Why the bond rating system works

    In its March 11 editorial, "Rethinking state bond ratings," The Times editorial board suggested that because state and local governments default on their obligations less often than corporations do, all bonds issued by governmental entities should...
  • Alameda Corridor debt rating cut by Moody's

     
    Credit rating firm Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday sounded a warning about the debt of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, the 20-mile rail route built to speed the flow of cargo from the ports of L.A. and Long Beach to......
  • California debt default 'increasingly likely,' Cal Lutheran economist says

     
    Bill Watkins, who runs the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, goes out on a limb today: He says the state should start discussing contingency plans with the Obama administration and the...
  • California's big debt sale drawing heavy demand

     
    Investor demand is so strong for California???s sale of short-term debt next week that the state may pay as little as 1.25% on one chunk of the securities. JPMorgan Chase & Co., which is managing the sale of $8.8 billion......
  • Demand exceeds supply as state wraps up $8.8-billion debt sale

     
    Investors??? desperation for decent income played into California???s hands this week, as the state wrapped up its mammoth sale of $8.8 billion in short-term debt. The offering drew total demand of $9.23 billion, as institutional investors today fought to...