| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:39 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said she has ordered 10 websites to shut down because they violated state law by imitating the official site of the state's health insurance exchange.
Harris said she began investigating these misleading websites in...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
NEW YORK -- The nation's biggest bank is close to shelling out the largest-ever penalty for a single company in American history.
The U.S. Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are close to finalizing an agreement over a $13-billion...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates of an immigration policy overhaul are continuing their push for an anti-deportation measure known as the Trust Act as they wait to see if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the proposal into law.
Around two dozen protesters with signs and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership.
The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
| Sep 30, 2013
Millions of desks sit empty in elementary school classrooms because of truancy each year, costing schools billions of dollars, wasting public resources and squandering one of the country's most precious resources: its young people.
We tend to think of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:36 PM
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s historic $13-billion settlement with the federal government will pay down a major chunk of the bank's ballooning legal tab.
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the widely expected settlement of faulty...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:48 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay a record $13 billion to resolve allegations that it sold faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, Justice Department and state officials said.
New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman said the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:01 PM
After several outings beachcombing for buyers, actor David Spade has said "buh-bye" to his oceanfront house in Malibu.
The buyers are Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, according to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The California Supreme Court refused Monday to stop gays from marrying while it considers a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.
The court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to stop the issuing of marriage...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.