• Clorox names Benno Dorer as new CEO - 09/18/2014 08:49 PM PDT
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    Credit cards are back, but in a more sensible way

    America's torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship.  
    In most cases, money that's withdrawn from a retirement plan before you turn age 59½ is subject to income taxes, as well as an early withdrawal penalty of 10 percent.
     
     
    The fact that mutual funds investing in small companies have been lagging the rest of the stock market for the past year prompted me to recall the situation back in 1999.  
     
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
     
     
    The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product.
    State officials say the standards will take effect next Friday.
     
     
    Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.