| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.
In eastern Ukraine, a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:45 AM
It is not surprising that The Sun would want to spend even more money on the Earned Income Tax Credit, despite the fact that the Treasury Department reports that one-fourth of the recipients get the credit fraudulently ("Ryan's safety net," July 30)....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:24 PM
President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.
The United States and the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of...
| Mar 6, 2014
"Pretty good week, huh honey?" says Jess (Java) Coffey as he spills his diggings on the counter of USB bank in San Andreas in front of teller Vernagae Lee....
| Jul 9, 2014
Doris Teno, of Rockford, admits panicking when she recently took a call from someone claiming to be with the Treasury Department who complained that she and her husband hadn't properly filed their taxes for 2010.
He told her she had to pay him $1,000 or...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:37 PM
You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Ten years after making it to the finals of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's "Project Greenlight," Chicago filmmaker Duane Edwards has lined up his first feature film project, slated to begin shooting locally this fall.
The script, by Frederick Mensch, is...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A year after the Internal Revenue Service was found to be targeting conservative groups and others seeking tax-exempt status, the scandal has erupted again with disclosures that the agency lost thousands of emails from a former official at the center of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies.
Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
| Mar 31, 2013
Question: What are the travel requirements for going to Cuba? Is it possible to fly out of Tijuana, Mexico, to Cuba with a U.S. passport? Are there any other ID or passport cards required?
San Juan Capistrano
Answer: Yes, an...