Task Force: Accounting Tricks Mean Impending California Budget DoomCalifornia and other states need to start being honest about their budgets and future liabilities, or face a terrible reckoning a generation from now, that according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force.
Gov. Brown Reportedly Proposing To Pay Down $11B In State DebtGov. Jerry Brown's budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state's debt by more than $11 billion.
ConsumerWatch: Program Helps Public Servants Forgive Student LoansCollege debt means dreams delayed for many graduates. A little-known program could help many former students get off the hook for their debts.
Phil Matier: Lessons From Detroit’s Bankruptcy Detroit's bankruptcy comes on the heels of similar filings in recent years by Vallejo and Stockton. Phil Matier, joined by former SF Mayor Willie Brown, says there are lessons to be learned.
Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For CaliforniansDespite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.
What To Do With Your Tax RefundMost tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.
Facebook Use Linked To Increased Weight, Credit Card Debt New Study FindsSpending time on Facebook could leave users with an increased waistline, and decreased self-control, according to a new study.
Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment SolutionSpeaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Pelosi Says 'No Time To Waste' On National DebtDemocratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said there is “No time to waste” in reaching an agreement to reduce national debt.
Bay Area DA's Offices Outsource To Collect Big From Bad Check WritersBouncing a check has never been a good thing to do, and in a strange twist of irony where people are writing few and fewer of them—the penalty for writing a bad one might be harsher than it was before.
Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential DebateRomney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.
ConsumerWatch: Credit Counseling Firm Refunds Up-Front FeeAn Arizona-based debt reduction firm that charged a Bay Area couple an up-front fee of nearly $1,300 for its services has refunded the money, after a CBS 5 ConsumerWatch volunteer contacted the business.
Debt Dispute Leads To Stabbing In SF Pacific HeightsA man was stabbed in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood late Wednesday night after confronting another man over a debt owed to him, police said Thursday.
ConsumerWatch: Old Credit Debt Surprises ConsumerUnpaid debts can come back to haunt consumers, even if they think that the statute of limitations has passed.
Apple Set To Decide Fate Of $100B Cash ReserveApple will hold a conference call Monday morning to discuss its nearly $100 billion cash balance, the company announced Sunday afternoon.