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  • Association board wants to terminate law firm, management company

    Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
  • Underwriter Finds Productive Niche

    Underwriter Finds Productive Niche
    Karen O'Brien likes her job as a senior client administrator at Medical Risk Managers Inc., a big player in the medical stop-loss insurance business. Beyond the pay, the camaraderie with co-workers and perks, O'Brien feels appreciated. "I came from a...
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm

    Federal lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Northrop real estate firm
    A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law. The case is a proposed class...
  • Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers

     Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers
    The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators. The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
  • McAuliffe invested with now-indicted Rhode Island estate planner

    Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was an investor with a Rhode Island estate planner who stands accused of committing fraud against ailing elderly people. His investment was made public when prosecutors in the case of Joseph A. Caramadre submitted...
  • John Kerry on forging a Pacific future

    John Kerry on forging a Pacific future
    After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
  • Free Press report critical of media consolidation and FCC

    A new report from the media watch dog group Free Press accuses the Federal Communications Commission of turning a blind eye toward media consolidation in the television industry. The study -- "Cease to Resist: How the FCC's Failure to Enforce Its...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • U.S. spying scandal straining ties with Europe

    U.S. spying scandal straining ties with Europe
    WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America
    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...