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  • Muslim Weddings

    Muslim Weddings
    Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional. More than 1 million...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
  • SAG-AFTRA Contract Negotiations Set for May 5

    SAG-AFTRA will begin negotiations on a master contract covering movie and primetime TV with the Hollywood production companies on May 5 -- less than two months before the current SAG and AFTRA deals expire June 30. The performers union made the...
  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...
  • 2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands

    2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands
    As faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago consider another strike later this semester, school officials said they are unable to meet the faculty’s demands because of uncertainty in state funding. UIC Provost Lon Kaufman said it would...
  • Taiwanese students protest trade pact with mainland China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy. Government officials have pledged...
  • A whole-life insurance policy may be more valuable when you're alive

    If you bought a whole-life insurance policy when your kids were still in pull-up pants, you've probably built up a sizable stash of cash. And if you're heading into retirement with a decimated investment portfolio, a mortgage and increased medical...
  • City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms

    City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms
    The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
  • Ride share companies announce enhanced insurance policies

    Ride share companies announce enhanced insurance policies
    Two national ride-sharing companies serving Chicago on Friday announced enhancements to their insurance policies aimed at covering drivers and protecting the public when no passengers are being transported. The expanded coverage from Uber X and Lyft...