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  • Kevin Hunt: A Credit Card Quiz: What's Legal?

    Kevin Hunt: A Credit Card Quiz: What's Legal?
    Readers of The Bottom Line pride themselves on their credit-card discipline (please say it's true), but how many of you watch the people watching you spend your money? Do you know the most, by law, you will ever pay on an unauthorized charge to your...
  • FDIC takes over Waukegan bank

    FDIC takes over Waukegan bank
    Bank regulators on Friday closed the Waukegan Savings Bank in the far North suburb.           Two branches are re-opening as First Midwest Bank. Customers will automatically be switched over with deposits still insured by the Federal Deposit...
  • Take the monthly pension payment

    Take the monthly pension payment
    Q: I am 65 and getting ready to retire with a pension plan. Should I take a lump sum or a monthly payment? We have other resources available, Social Security and my husband's pension. — D.M., Orlando A: You should consider whether you think you...
  • CEO found a home here, keeps close ties to native Puerto Rico

    CEO found a home here, keeps close ties to native Puerto Rico
    Roberto Herencia occasionally rides to work on one of the four Harley-Davidson motorcycles he keeps in his "man cave," a Glenview storage facility equipped with a red couch, a TV and a 6-foot lucha libre mask, an icon of Mexican wrestling.    When headed...
  • The True National Debt

    The True National Debt
    WASHINGTON -- How big is the national debt? You'd think this would be an easy question. Surely we know how much the government owes. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The true national debt could be triple the conventional estimate, anywhere from $11...
  • Robert B. Reich: Time to break up the biggest Wall Street banks

    TARP, the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008, is finally over. The Treasury Department recently announced it will soon be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors. But...
  • Alan Simpson and Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons' talk fiscal cliff

    Alan Simpson and Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons' talk fiscal cliff
    The "fiscal cliff" is looming. Talks are basically at a standstill. Fingers are being pointed. Here to weigh in: two sets of Simpsons. One, the animated Fox TV show “The Simpsons,” gets its resident moneybags, Mr. Burns, to explain the...
  • How CD-locator firms work

    How CD-locator firms work
    Q: A financial firm in Orlando is advertising 12-month Certificates of Deposit with 3 percent interest. They say they are FDIC insured. Most 12-month CDs I see are hardly paying 1 percent. How do they do that? L.B., Sanford A: These are called CD-...
  • Regulators follow golden road to Promontory

    Mary Schapiro, the former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, must take us for fools. No need to worry about her and the so-called revolving door between government and Wall Street, she told the Wall Street Journal on April 2, after...
  • Loss-share agreements abuse public

    In November 2011, I wrote a column about FDIC loss-share agreements and how banks who exploit them were reaping windfalls while prolonging the foreclosure crisis, depressing property values and harming American families. The FDIC took issue with my...
  • MetLife Gets Fed Extension With Bank Deal Pending

    The Federal Reserve has again extended the deadline for MetLife Inc. to resubmit capital plans while the insurer works to complete a sale of its bank deposit-taking operations to a unit of General Electric. In a filing with securities regulators on...
  • “Eco Elmhurst” poster project showcases green efforts of Elmhurst students

     
    This April, the Elmhurst Historical Museum will commemorate ecology and green living by presenting a cooperative community poster project, “Eco Elmhurst: Shaping the Future of …...