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Today's challenging economic climate presents a unique level of difficulty for many consumers. Issues such as weakening job security, declining home values and unpredictable consumer prices have generated increasing levels of uncertainty throughout the world.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House of Representatives passed the most ambitious restructuring of U.S financial regulations since the 1930s on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the U.S. deep into recession.
The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that have escaped the oversight of regulators.
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College of the Canyons' Music Department will host its annual annual "Holiday Jazz Concert" this Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC.
A holiday boutique will be hosted by Toe Bling Couture & More at the Vistas of West Hills in Valencia this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will hold its monthly blues jam at the Roast House in Saugus on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4:30 p.m to 8 p.m.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is looking for Christmas presents for every child at the hospital from now until Christmas Eve.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will hold a winter blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and county personnel beginning on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored four women this week with Virginia Wrage Memorial grants totaling $7,000. The grants are given to mature women who face life-changing situations and need some help to become self-sufficient again.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.
IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Danks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.
MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.