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  • FDIC couldn't cover a big bank bailout without taxpayer support

    To the editor: In response to a letter from California Bankers Assn. chief Rodney Brown about my concern with Congress repealing an important financial reform, it should escape no one that the public is still on the hook when the largest banks face...
  • Threading the needle

    The design of municipal government in Newport News, using the manager-council arrangement and officials elected by district, occasionally makes policy decisions a complicated endeavor. That is especially true when it comes to capital budgeting. An...
  • Swiss savers shrug off negative interest, foreign banks the target

    Denise Anderegg is happy enough about the Swiss National Bank's decision to charge banks for deposits. The pensioner remembers the 1970s when Swiss authorities last used negative interest rates to deter investors from using their currency as a safe...
  • U.S. stellar municipal bond returns set to dim in 2015

    U.S. municipal bonds' stellar 9 percent performance so far this year may not continue in 2015 as interest rates are set to rise and dampen returns, analysts and fund managers said. Munis bounced back from a negative return in 2013, when investors fled...
  • Bright spots in Chicago's housing market for 2015

    Bright spots in Chicago's housing market for 2015
    It's almost time to take down the 2014 calendar and hang up a new one in its place, one that's empty except for plenty of expectations of what the new year will bring. Here are some things to look for on Chicago's housing landscape in 2015. Fewer...
  • U.S. business borrowing for equipment falls in November: ELFA

    U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment fell in November, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) said. Companies signed up for $6.8 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, down 8 percent from a year...
  • NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood

    Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been working for seven...
  • Allianz sells Fireman's Fund personal insurance business

    German insurer Allianz on Thursday said it had agreed to sell its Fireman's Fund personal insurance business to insurer ACE for $365 million, freeing Allianz to focus on building its U.S. property and casualty operations. Allianz, Europe's largest...
  • Hedge fund billionaire's wife will not contest divorce ruling

    Jamie Cooper-Hohn, estranged wife of hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn, will not contest a divorce settlement announced last month that awarded her less than half the family fortune. Cooper said in a statement on Thursday she had chosen not to...
  • Italy's digital future seen at stake in battle for Metroweb

    A small company renting out optical fiber cables in Milan has become the subject of a fierce takeover battle between Telecom Italia and global mobile giant Vodafone, with a national high-speed fiber network seen as the ultimate prize. Both companies...
  • Hogan says he'll push for charter schools

    Hogan says he'll push for charter schools
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he is likely to push for changes to make it easier to open and operate charter schools. "We're going to do everything we can to expand the use of charter schools. It's a great idea," Hogan said, adding that...