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  • Look for mortgage settlement notices by the end of the month

     
    About 95,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania should be on the lookout for a notice from Rust Consulting by the end of the month explaining how much they'll receive from a $9.3 billion settlement with big banks over mortgage misdeeds. Federal banking......
  • Jane cosmetics is revived, revamped by Lynn Tilton

    Jane cosmetics is revived, revamped by Lynn Tilton
    In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup. It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of...
  • Banking needs to be boring again

    It's looking like arrests are imminent in the LIBOR scandal, with U.S. and European investigators closing in on more than a dozen traders. For at least four years -- from 2005 to 2009 -- Barclays Bank, among, apparently, many others, intentionally...
  • Stocks hit fresh highs, but Google, Microsoft earnings disappoint

    Stocks hit fresh highs, but Google, Microsoft earnings disappoint
    Enjoy the stock market's latest record while you can. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index both turned in fresh highs Thursday, propelled by favorable earnings and a drop in jobless claims. Share prices also got a boost...
  • Stocks boosted by strong profit reports from Wall Street banks

    Stocks boosted by strong profit reports from Wall Street banks
    NEW YORK — Investors pushed major U.S. indexes to a fresh round of all-time highs this week after strong profit reports from Wall Street banks were seen as another sign that the economy is improving. Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
  • Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act

     Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act
    WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...
  • County treasurer targets contributions to school bond campaigns

    Financial underwriters who want to do business with the County of Los Angeles must agree not to give political donations to school bond campaigns under new rules adopted this month by government finance officials. Because Los Angeles County is by far...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers
    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears
    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • Sony CEO says company taking serious look at entertainment spinoff

    Sony CEO says company taking serious look at entertainment spinoff
    Sony President and Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said his company is taking "a serious look" at a proposal from an activist investor to take part of the company's entertainment business public. "It's something that's been discussed at the board level, and...
  • Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus

    Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus
    Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
  • September trial date set in beating of Irish student

    September trial date set in beating of Irish student
    The trial of two people accused in the brutal beating of Natasha McShane three years ago is set to begin Sept. 9. The date was settled at a court hearing Monday, just a day short of the third anniversary of the morning when McShane and her friend...