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  • Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    Why sanctions don't really work
    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • U.S., Russia impose dueling travel bans; Obama opens door to Russian energy sanctions

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Thursday sanctioned several top Russian politicians and key business oligarchs with ties to Vladimir Putin, raising the stakes in a blossoming international crisis and opening the door for targeting Russia's vital...
  • Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers

    Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
  • MyRA, worth a try: Obama has a sound idea to help Americans save

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, March 19: More Americans are confident they have enough money saved for retirement, but too many still can't afford to feel that way. A survey released Tuesday by the...
  • Church, housing groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement money

    A collection of religious groups and homeownership advocates sued California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday demanding that he return about $350 million from the 2012 national mortgage settlement that was used to plug holes in the 2013 state budget. The...
  • Groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement funds

    Groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement funds
    Three community groups sued Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, demanding he restore more than $350 million in mortgage settlement funds that were used to plug state budget holes two years ago. The money — from California's slice of the $25 billion...
  • Debt Adviser: How to handle a charge-off on an SBA loan

    QUESTION: My business went bankrupt in 2008, resulting in a charge-off on a Small Business Administration loan. Since the SBA loan is also in my personal name, that charge-off is on my credit report. I am now trying to get a mortgage to purchase a...
  • Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions

    Connecticut Could Feel Effects Of Possible Russian Sanctions
    With the United States threatening broad sanctions against the Russian economy, what that would mean for businesses in Connecticut is difficult to tease out. For the state's largest industrial firm, United Technologies Corp., an old-fashioned trade war...
  • An aggressive bank regulator turns up the heat on individual crooks

    An aggressive bank regulator turns up the heat on individual crooks
    New York's banking regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, has ticked off the financial sector and even his fellow regulators by being, well, zealous in his job. Now he's taking aim at one of the most cherished practices in the regulatory biz: disciplining...
  • Miner has a nose for gold

     
    "Pretty good week, huh honey?" says Jess (Java) Coffey as he spills his diggings on the counter of USB bank in San Andreas in front of teller Vernagae Lee....