Stories by Alex Veiga

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pfizer ends bid for takeover of AstraZeneca

Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca, on what would have been the largest deal in the industry's history.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, March 7, 2014

Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?

Here are some tips on gauging whether a credit card balance transfer offer makes financial sense.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

7 steps to consider as you prepare your tax return

Tax Day is less than two months away. Are you ready?
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

After tough January, stocks extend slide

U.S. stocks tumbled Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 320 points after reports of sluggish U.S growth added to investor worries about the global economy. 
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Steer clear of auto loan refinancing?

It's an enticing proposition, but refinancing an auto loan can often significantly increase the amount you have to pay over the life of a loan.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Save money on your next move

It's the time of year when many people are thinking about making big changes, and few can cause more stress than moving.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Leveraging time: Retirement saving for millennials

When it comes to saving for retirement, time can be our biggest ally, or worst enemy. For workers in their 20s, it's often both.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Fewer US homes repossessed in October

Lenders took back fewer US homes in October, but scheduled home auctions rose in some states.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Tips for tackling financial fright

Zombies can be terrifying, but many of us have a greater fear of the "walking debt." In most cases, financial fears can be conquered, however.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

US housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

LOS ANGELES — When mortgage rates began climbing in May from rock-bottom lows, Kevin Williams worried he might miss out on an opportunity.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

5 tips on selling a home on your own

The for-sale-by-owner approach to selling a home can save big on commissions, but the process can be painstaking and confusing.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Housing recovery boosts economy

New-home sales and home-price indexes have reached multi-year highs. And Lowe's Cos. on Monday reported a surge in net income, a sign that home-improvement retailers are benefiting.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

US home construction surges

Builders last month started construction on single-family houses and apartments at the fastest rate in more than four years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, July 12, 2012

More homes facing foreclosure risk

Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year.
By Alex Veiga

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Work to avoid marriage money troubles

LOS ANGELES - Newlyweds and couples moving toward marriage, take note. Love, as it turns out, is not all you need. Not if your goal is to avoid the No.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Fewer homes entering foreclosure process

Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were taken back by banks in November, reflecting a seasonal pullback in foreclosure activity by lenders and mortgage servicers.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Gates tops 'Forbes' list

LOS ANGELES - The nation's economic woes don't appear to be hurting Bill Gates, who tops Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans for the 18th year in a row.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010

Foreclosures up sharply for July

LOS ANGELES --- The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, another sign lenders are moving quicker to take back properties from homeowners behind in payments.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Number of foreclosures keeps rising

More than 1 million U.S. homes are likely to foreclose this year, as lenders work their way through a backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.
By Alex Veiga

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006

Herbalife reinvigorated by aggressive leaders

LOS ANGELES - Herbalife International thrived under founder Mark Hughes.
By Alex Veiga

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Coroner granted funds to offset transportation costs

The Richmond County Coroner's Office will get some relief now that it can access funds collected through a partnership with Georgia Regents Medical Center.
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