| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:25 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:01 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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&...