| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Sarah Westgate has two very important jobs.
She's an operations assistant for American Bank in South Whitehall Township.
And she's mom to 10-year-old Ashley.
Because of the flexibility she's afforded at American Bank, she can balance both.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The familiar joke: What are the six most important words a liberal arts major needs to know? "Would you like fries with that?"
The idea, of course, is that anyone studying the humanities, arts or social sciences is going to find a job only in a fast-...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:56 PM
DuPage National Bank has become the country’s first federally insured bank to fail this year when federal regulators closed the West Chicago-based bank Friday.
Oak Brook-based Republic Bank of Chicago has assumed all deposits and assets at the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Friday turned out to be a rough day for Chengyu Fu, CEO of the China Petrochemical Corp., but he showed leadership under unexpected pressure.
Through a video hookup from China, Fu participated in a panel discussion about "CEOs in the Public Spotlight" at...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven't been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30% down payment for borrowers who seek the best...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Coast Community College District students expressed concern during a board meeting last week about a controversial debit card used to disperse financial aid.
Beginning this fall, students have the option of using the My Coast Colleges Card, which acts...
| Jan 8, 2014
The prevailing view for 2014 is that the world is a safer place for investors than it's been for the past six years. The U.S. economy is in a sustainable recovery, the risk of a financial crisis in Europe is low and China's growth is still apparently...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I think I have a phobia about spending money. I'm a young professional who has devoted a lot of time to building up my savings account. I also contribute sizable amounts to my 401(k) and IRA each month. I pay off my credit cards each month,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Q: My 18-year-old son has saved $3,000 from his job. Can he open up a Roth IRA with that money? — B.R. Orlando
A: Yes he can. Congratulations to you for helping him start to save and invest at such an early age. — Nancy Hecht
Q; I have 5...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said the $13 billion settlement it reached with the Justice Department, state attorneys general and other agencies erased most of its potential liability in the sale of faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The number of foreclosed homes scheduled for the auction block in October skyrocketed by 76 percent in Palm Beach County compared with a year ago, according to figured released by RealtyTrac on Wednesday.
Lenders are aggressively finalizing foreclosures...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Profits at the nation's banks fell 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with a year earlier, the first such decline since 2009, as the industry grappled with higher interest rates that led to a drop in mortgage activity, the Federal...