| May 14, 2013
It's long been a basic tenet of the business world: You give us more business, we'll reward your loyalty with better deals.
That's how cable companies operate with their service packages. That's how phone companies work.
And until now, that's pretty...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The CHIME Institute charter school of Woodland Hills would be hard pressed to make ends meet without the help of a program sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corp., a New York nonprofit active in underprivileged communities across the nation.
| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
After graduating from Columbia University in the height of the recession and acquiring $120,000 in debt, including 12 student loans from seven servicers, Brendon McQueen was left with a film degree and a six-month grace period before his first loan...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Dear Liz: We are in our 60s and looking to downsize. We're living in an apartment now and don't like it, so we want to buy a small house. Also, our finances took some serious hits in the recent economy and we're trying to rebuild. But in trying to sell...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:58 PM
SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly took a major step Wednesday to make more funding available to help troubled and homeless veterans.
The proposal, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), would shift $600 million in bond authority...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The trouble started with the inheritance.
Eight years ago, the economy was booming and Jane Osick was on solid ground. She had manageable student loans, a stable job and excellent credit.
Then, in less than two years, she racked up $120,000 in...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Here's a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren't sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today's tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- American families reduced their debt load in the first three months of the year by 1%, bringing it down to pre-recession levels after an uptick in the last quarter of 2012, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
Outstanding household debt,...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Students taking out government loans to help pay for college should pay the same rock-bottom interest rate that the Federal Reserve charges big banks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed Wednesday.
With the interest rate on federal...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A West Hollywood rocker was in federal custody Friday after prosecutors charged him with fraudulently representing he lived the high life so he could rake in $6.25 million in bank loans....
| Jun 14, 2012
Milan, Italy — From the American side of the Atlantic, the debate over Europe's economic future often sounds like a bloodless, mind-numbing discussion of currency zones, bank recapitalization and interest rates. But in countries with fragile...