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  • Home equity is soaring, yet many owners are still underwater on loans

    Home equity is soaring, yet many owners are still underwater on loans
    WASHINGTON — If you're like most homeowners, it's your biggest asset. You can't track it online or check monthly statements sent to you by a bank, but it's crucially important for your personal financial well-being and your retirement planning....
  • Hersey produces debate 'team of stars'

    Hersey produces debate 'team of stars'
    John Hersey High School debate coach Jack Stanislaw said his 2014 debate team was the best in his 10 years of coaching. "We've had one real star in the past and a number of supporting players, but on this team, we had six people in IHSA finals and any...
  • Guest list: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Darrell Issa

    Guest list: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Darrell Issa
    UPDATED: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are the main guests on the Sunday programs this weekend. Obama talks to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week," which starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Obama told ABC that the World Cup is affecting some...
  • Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air

    Value of frequent-flier miles currency up in the air
    When the central bank announced the big change, those of us who had squirreled away what we had earned over the years naturally were concerned about the effect on our savings plans. Maybe we view our account as an emergency fund. Or it figures in our...
  • Attention on student loans yields efforts for reform

    Repaying student loans can be a drag — and not just on your own finances. This month, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the effect of student debt on U.S. economic growth. The hearing follows a growing body of research that suggests...
  • Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies. Senators also approved...
  • Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical

    Fed official: Labor market changes structural, not cyclical
    Fed's Lacker says labor market changes structural, not cyclicalLynchburg, Va., June 26 (Reuters) - U.S. labor market data since 2008 reflects structural trends rather cyclical changes, a Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, adding that there seems...
  • Fed's Plosser sees economy making steady improvement

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser said on Tuesday the economy continues to improve, making steady rather than exuberant progress leading to a continuing drift down in the unemployment rate. "It is a steady,...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
  • Student loan smackdown?

    Student loan smackdown?
    [UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.] The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...