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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again; 30-year averaging 4.12%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again; 30-year averaging 4.12%
    Fixed mortgage rates declined for the fifth straight week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans at an average of 4.12%, down from 4.14% a week earlier. The average offering rate for a 15-year fixed loan fell to 3.21%...
  • What Tim Geithner doesn't know about Social Security is ... shocking

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights. We're more interested in a nugget in...
  • The truth about public pensions in California

     The truth about public pensions in California
    When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...
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  • Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds

    Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds
    As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally. Not just the politicians, but —...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%
    Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year...
  • Investors content to be bystanders

    Investors content to be bystanders
    Love it or leave it ... or play the wallflower. The wallflower role has been the preferred stance in the stock market this year. Investors have been willing to hang around after the thrill of 30 percent gains last year and modest growth in corporate...
  • Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns

    Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns
    Park Ridge Finance Director Kent Oliven recently told aldermen that, as things currently stand, the city will have to raise its property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, in December to cover the ballooning debt to a special taxing district used...
  • Mayo: $800 million Broward school bonds a tough sell

    After a recent past that can only be described as rocky, the Broward School Board wants voters to approve an $800 million bond referendum this November. I'm going to withhold final judgment for now, but let me clue in superintendent Robert Runcie and...
  • Charles Keating dies at 90; thrift owner accused of bilking investors

    Charles H. Keating Jr., who became the poster child of the savings and loan debacle 25 years ago after his Irvine thrift was seized by federal regulators in what at the time was the nation's costliest bank collapse, has died. He was 90. In the early...
  • Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments

    Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments
    A major player in the burgeoning business of renting single-family homes is cashing in on its portfolio — to raise money to buy more. Colony American Homes — an arm of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital LLC — plans to issue $513.6...