PITTSBURGH -- Charles Conn stopped in to see his pharmacist to fill a prescription for a cough that had persisted for a month. Once he saw how much the medication cost, he could have used a side order of blood pressure ...Read more
BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. is about to premiere a major expansion of its backlot tour in a bid to grab a larger share of Los Angeles' lucrative tourism business.
Inspired by the popularity of its Harry Potter studio ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A solid month of hiring in June eases concerns that Greece-related global financial turmoil is spilling into the U.S. economy and raises the prospect of long-awaited hikes in U.S. lending rates.
Employers ...Read more
The 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S is a hot rod.
More muscle car than luxury car, more American than German, it's a wolf in wolf's clothing.
Sleek, low and lean, it looks fast and it is fast -- zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds, with a ...Read more
BREA, Calif. -- Bob Weber had a small but simple plan. He wanted to design a safer helmet for dirt bike riders.
The entrepreneur, based here, about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, ended up disrupting the $250-million-a...Read more
Except for maybe cholesterol numbers, few scores are more important in modern adult life than your credit score.
Unlike cholesterol, however, with credit scores, the higher, the better.
The American Bankers Association ...Read more
Do you collect mutual funds? Unlike hobbyists who collect stamps, art or rare coins, investors who own a multitude of funds are not better off.
While diversification is important to any portfolio, owning too many funds ...Read more
The vast majority of consumers -- 90 percent -- are being rejected for co-signer release on their private student loans, according to a recent report by the Washington-based Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which ...Read more
How to Win in Every ScenarioRom Gayoso
This book is about a business research technique called “Scenario Planning”. Scenarios were originally created in the 1960’s for defense purposes; later on they were adopted by private enterprise with exceptional results. Nowadays they are also used for public policy.
Longevity insurance has worked its way into retirement plans. Does it belong in yours?
MetLife recently launched a qualifying longevity annuity contract, or QLAC, for employer 401(k)s, and a few firms offer individual ...Read more
Summertime travel and recreation spending are in full swing.
But sadly, con artists aren't taking any vacation breaks. They know how to trick us with "free" vacations, fake vacation rentals and even a crazy con related to...Read more
When you're trying to save money, every dollar counts. The frugal shopper never puts the word "just" before the price of an item he or she is considering buying. But in some cases, an investment of just a few dollars can ...Read more
Your financial health, just like your physical health, is built on dozens of small, daily decisions that eventually form habits. And while eating better and exercising more are well-known habits that will get you fit, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In a scathing audit, state tax officials slammed nonprofit health insurer Blue Shield of California for stockpiling "extraordinarily high surpluses" -- more than $4 billion -- and for failing to offer more ...Read more
Summer travel is full of sun and fun, but a stolen passport or hacked email account can quickly dampen the experience. Having personal information compromised while on the road is relatively common.
A recent study by ...Read more
When it comes to health care costs, there's what you may owe the hospital, what you may owe your doctor and what you may owe the drugstore.
Most patients would probably agree that paying an additional fee solely to ...Read more
Are human financial advisers doomed, as hordes of robo advisers smash their staid business model under which humans counsel clients in person? Robo advisers are online services that, assembling investment portfolios for ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Male strippers and the return of the Terminator were not enough to excite moviegoers, who instead flocked to leftovers such as "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" during the Fourth of July weekend.
Warner ...Read more
Dear Edith: I was reading your advice to not be home when brokers are showing my house. I don't agree. I know the property better than any agent and could point out good points and answer questions. When I get ready to ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Health insurer Aetna will buy rival Humana for $37 billion, the companies announced Friday.
The companies forecast saving $1.25 billion in operating costs. They didn't say whether the savings will ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--A gusher of Obamacare money is fueling a merger frenzy in U.S. healthcare.
The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $...Read more