| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The seventh-largest bank in the U.S. at the time, Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad...
| Aug 17, 2014
In this year's one contested race for Seminole County judge, voters must decide between incumbent Jerri Collins and two candidates who have filed for bankruptcy, Alex Finch and Sandra I. Rivera.
Collins, 52, has been on the bench eight years,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Joe Francis could be headed for a jail cell. Again.
The "Girls Gone Wild" founder, famous for tempting intoxicated spring-breakers to mug for cameras topless and French kiss their friends in videos he'd later make millions from, could now be the subject...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:44 PM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different recalled products continued to be sold or were resold by Best Buy, Magnolia stores and liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Reduced customer traffic and constraints on inventory for Toano-based Lumber Liquidators' stores led to a sales shortfall and an 18.7 percent drop in profit in the second quarter, the company reports.
While overall sales increased by 2.3 percent with...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Stereo D, a Burbank visual effects company, plans to move a significant portion of its workforce north of the border.
The company, which specializes in the conversion of movies to a 3-D format, told employees this morning that the studio is planning...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:37 PM
KidsPeace, the Orefield-based organization that's been treating troubled children for more than a century, emerged from bankruptcy Friday after shedding more than $80 million in pension obligations and millions of dollars in yearly debt.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Wanda says her daughter is the cosigner for two auto loans. Wanda also is considering a bankruptcy filing.
She asks: Will seeking bankruptcy protection affect her daughter's credit?
Answer: It could.
Bankruptcy filings can be tricky, especially if...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Questions about Terrence P. Carter's background multiplied Tuesday, a day after the New London school board delayed a vote on approving a contract for him to start Aug. 1 as superintendent of schools.
Board members want to ask Carter about The Courant's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Pasadena's OneWest Bank, which rose from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, agreed to be bought by commercial lender CIT Group Inc. in a $3.4-billion deal that would create the biggest bank based in Southern California.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:53 PM
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...