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  • U.S. hits oil giant Rosneft, other firms with toughest Russia sanctions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was "culpable" in the downing of a Malaysian plane over a the war zone in Ukraine and reiterated it was working with the European Union and G7 to impose further...
  • U.S., allies use economic scare tactics in talks with Iran

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Behind closed doors in a 19th-century Viennese palace, U.S. and European negotiators have tried to scare Iran with facts and figures showing that without a swift nuclear deal it will plunge further into economic ruin. In conference...
  • U.S., EU impose new sanctions on Russia, Putin calls them a 'dead end'

    President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
  • How much income will that 401(k) generate?

    Forget the big number you're aiming for in your 401(k). The retirement savings industry wants you to instead think about the monthly paycheck the account can generate. In other words, the thinking goes, consider it more like a pension. BlackRock Inc.,...
  • Selling grandparents on the perks of 529 college savings plans

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren pay for college, but don't know the best ways to do that. Financial advisers who can show them how to make those contributions and reap financial advantages for themselves can shine....
  • Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners

    Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners
    Halfway to the deadline for spending federal Hardest Hit foreclosure-relief funds, Florida has distributed less than a third of its $1 billion share and lags most other states in getting the money into homeowners' hands. Of 18 foreclosure-troubled...
  • U.S budget surplus falls to $71 billion in June

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget surplus was $71 billion at the end of June, down 39 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a surplus of $80...
  • U.S. designates suspected Norwegian al Qaeda member a 'terrorist'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Norwegian citizen suspected of joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and receiving bomb-making training during visits to Yemen has been named a "specially designated global terrorist" by the U.S. government, the State...
  • Customs under fire for sweeping scans of employees' personal data

    WASHINGTON A troubled division of Customs and Border Protection whose leader was recently ousted by the Obama administration is now accused of improperly scrutinizing the personal information of the agency's 60,000 employees for evidence of potential...
  • Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid

     Scammers posing as Treasury officials who threaten arrest if not paid
    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...
  • Two independent films set to begin shooting in Chicago

     Two independent films set to begin shooting in Chicago
    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...