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  • Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings
    Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities.
  • How to improve credit scores

    How to improve credit scores
    Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off for...

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%
    Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this week, the lowest it has been since early February. The average for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.33% this week,...

    Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss

    Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss
    Socked by mortgage-related legal expenses, Bank of America Corp. lost $276 million during the first quarter, sending its stock down sharply. The quarterly loss, its first in 2½ years, came despite lower loan losses and better than expected results in...

    Bank of America shares slide after surprise loss

    Bank of America Corp. shares fell after the bank posted a surprise loss driven by $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes. The stock slid 3.2 percent to $15.87 at 10:25 a.m. as investors assessed the latest in a line of legal expenses that have...