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Mortgage interest rates eased slightly this week amid mixed housing data, with Freddie Mac's survey showing that lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate loans to well-qualified borrowers at an average of 4.2%, down from 4.23% last week.
Orders for computers, automobiles and other long-lasting durable goods last month posted their biggest drop since the federal government began collecting the data in 1992 as aircraft demand returned to normal levels after a surge in July.
A federal grand jury indicted the former chief executive of an Orange County medical device company on insider-trading charges for allegedly tipping his friend, former Angels player Doug DeCinces, to company secrets that moved the stock market.
General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for Annie’s, a stalwart of the organic...
More sales of higher-priced houses, especially in the West, powered KB Home to higher revenue and profit in its fiscal third quarter, but the Los Angeles-based home builder's stock price was falling Wednesday after the results came in below analyst expectations.
Sales of newly built homes in the U.S. surged in August to their highest level in six years, according to new figures out Wednesday.
Sharon wants to know how gas stations get away with charging people for providing air for their tires.
Bob notes that when something bad happens with his credit cards, he receives a notice from the bank, new plastic and no financial headaches.
Nel, like many homeowners in Southern California, has been receiving letters from people and companies offering to buy her house.
Michael says he's been getting more and more spam in his inbox over the last couple of months.
Dave says he barely drives his car -- maybe 5 miles a week. He wants to know how he can lower his insurance costs.
Bud recently went to a Subway outlet in La Mirada. He says he was charged a sales tax, even though his order was to-go.
Suzan says she's "overwhelmed with credit card debt" and is seeking a way to settle with her creditors — hopefully for a lower amount than she currently owes.
Laura asks the same question I've been wondering myself: Which companies are using pink slime again?
Wanda says her daughter is the cosigner for two auto loans. Wanda also is considering a bankruptcy filing.
Bill is 67 and in poor health. He says he has a lung disorder and "probably won't be around a whole lot longer."
A reader is thinking about consolidating his two student loans. He wants to know if this is a prudent move and what's the best way to get started.
Ken and Donna went on vacation and encountered some steep "resort fees," which can run as much as $50 a day.
Phyllis' husband booked a fishing trip out of San Diego. They'd be heading into Mexican waters. However, the charter company wanted an extra 3% payment for the husband to use his credit card. He said he didn't think that was allowed under California law. The charter company said that...
Activist investor Bill Ackman warned Botox maker Allergan Inc. on Monday that it would be unwise to court potential acquirers as an alternative to the offer that he and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have made for the company. Last month, Ackman and Valeant offered an estimated...