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In a setback for landfill opponents, Los Angeles officials said Monday that an independent audit shows the city would save $56 million by extending the life of the Lopez Canyon Landfill near Lake View Terrace until 2001. Macias & Co., a private accounting firm hired by sanitation officials, found that the city would spend $14.62 per ton to dump trash in the landfill after extending it past its 1996 closing date, compared to $24.98 per ton to haul it elsewhere.
February 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
The nation's younger adults seem to be much more cognizant of the need for retirement savings than their elders were at the same age. Sixty-four percent of Americans ages 18 to 34 are saving for retirement, and the average age when they started to save was 23, according to a survey commissioned by Lincoln Financial Group and Money magazine. That's 13 years earlier than people who are 65 or older and four years earlier than the average baby boomer.
April 30, 2006 | Kathy M. Kristof, Times Staff Writer
Are Americans saving enough for retirement? Many financial service companies, citing a paltry U.S. savings rate, say we're not. But the savings rate takes into account only how much people are saving from their current earnings. A recent A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. "nest egg" survey, which looked at the savings rate as well as how much people have accumulated in savings, says we are. Another recent study, by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, provides a nuanced answer.
July 5, 1989 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Anxiety about the U.S. economy is running high. The latest statistics--the government's leading indicators, factory orders, the intentions of corporate purchasing agents--all point to a slowdown in business. And the mood is anxious in the stock market, which fell sharply last week, although prices bounced back a bit on Monday in slow, pre-Fourth of July trading. The worry is about recession.
September 20, 1994 | From Reuters
Many baby boomers will face a nasty financial surprise when they retire because they're saving too little and not investing wisely, financial experts said Monday. "I think there's a retirement crisis in America," said Carter Beese, a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, at a conference on financial markets and the economy hosted by Boston College. Social Security will be worth "little more than food stamps when the baby boomers retire," he warned.
A decade after Congress curtailed a popular retirement savings tax break for millions of Americans, new incentives to save are popping up again like worms after a spring rain. Legislation now moving through Congress would expand the availability of individual retirement accounts, create new kinds of tax-deferred savings accounts and allow new uses for IRA savings.
July 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
More saving by Americans and others is a key to international prosperity, the World Bank said Tuesday in its annual review of economic development. The World Bank is the largest source of aid for Third World countries, lending over $21 billion in the past 12 months. "The fundamental problem is a shortage of world saving," said Stanley Fischer, one of the bank's vice presidents and its chief economist. "We focus very much in economics on the U.S.
February 5, 1999 | KATHY KRISTOF
Today's final installment of our four-part series of personal finance quizzes in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week focuses on saving and investment issues. The Saving and Investing Quiz 1. I need to start saving for retirement by the time I turn age: A. 35 B. 40 C. 50 D. I don't need to save at all because I'm sure I'll inherit enough money to support me all my livelong days. E.
March 9, 1989 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
The greatest economic perils facing the United States are excess private consumption and insufficient savings, conditions that have aggravated both the trade deficit and the budget deficit, a report released by a private industry organization declared Wednesday.
March 19, 1990 | From United Press International
The average Japanese family had stashed away $86,250 in savings as of 1989, confirming Japan's place as one of the world's most frugal countries, the government has announced. The average family added 15.3% to its already large nest egg in 1989, the highest growth rate since 1979, the Management and Coordination Agency reported Friday. The United States has complained in trade negotiations that Japan's high savings rate is a contributing factor to the massive U.S.
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