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  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • Bitcoin trading website accused of defrauding thousands of customers

    A major bitcoin-to-gold trading website is facing a class-action lawsuit after allegedly defrauding thousands of customers. Coinabul LLC, a service based in Wyoming that exchanges bitcoin, an online currency, for precious metals, continued accepting...
  • 'Buy what you know' can be dangerous

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch, whose investment management skills helped attract billions of dollars into the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 until 1990, once famously advised small investors, "Buy what you know." The concept was simple: If you buy what...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Second-quarter advance GDP, ADP employment survey for July Local earnings: Acco Brands Corp., Allstate Corp.,  Hospira Inc., Ingredion Inc., KapStone Paper & Packaging, Kraft Foods Group Inc., Littelfuse Inc., Nanophase Technologies Corp., R.R....
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • More than a third of Americans have a debt in collection: report

    More than a third of Americans have a debt in collection: report
    More than a third of consumers with credit, about 77 million Americans, have a broad range of delinquent debt, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute. About 35 percent...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Aon sees payoff from tax inversion

    Aon sees payoff from tax inversion
    Moving its headquarters across the Atlantic in April 2012 removed Aon from Chicago's corporate elite. It also reduced a hefty corporate tax bill, newly filed documents suggest. The commercial insurance brokerage now based in London shaved its tax rate...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete

    Fed Chairwoman Yellen says economic recovery incomplete
    The U.S. economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee on Tuesday. In a strong defense of...
  • Yellen says economy must improve more before Fed raises interest rates

    Yellen says economy must improve more before Fed raises interest rates
    Warning of past "false dawns" in the economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday that central bank policymakers need to be cautious about raising rock-bottom interest rates. Recent data indicate the economy has rebounded...