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  • Chartering success

    Chartering success
    A new report by the Abell Foundation concludes that Maryland needs to dramatically increase the state's efforts to recruit successful charter school organizations in order to boost achievement levels among low-income minority students in underperforming...
  • City National deal began with a Canadian banker going undercover

    City National deal began with a Canadian banker going undercover
    Before spending $5.4 billion to buy City National, the Los Angeles "bank to the stars," Royal Bank of Canada Chief Executive Dave McKay wanted to see firsthand what he would be getting. McKay personally went to branches in L.A. and New York, posing as...
  • Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET

     Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET
    A credit-rating agency has raised red flags with the investment practices of the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, or IMET, after it lost $50.4 million last year. Fitch Ratings' report issued Thursday echoes a story the Tribune published in...
  • Consumer agency's 'Rate Checker' gets an incomplete grade

    When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created in...
  • Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...
  • Rauner: State will 'pay what we need to' for top talent

     Rauner: State will 'pay what we need to' for top talent
    Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has spent his early days in office lamenting the financial crisis looming over Illinois, on Friday defended the salaries being offered to people who join his new administration, saying many are being paid less than what they made in...
  • Box tops $20 per share after IPO, gaining more than 40 percent in stellar debut

    SAN JOSE, Calif. After a long and at-times awkward dance with public market regulators, Box on Friday became the first marquee offering of 2015 when the company's stock soared on Wall Street in its inaugural day of trading. Shares of Box a company...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Hollande links economics, security; King Abdullah mourned; ECB's Draghi praised

    The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and...
  • Catherine B. Doehler

    Catherine B. Doehler
    Catherine Byrne Doehler, who went from a mortgage firm's switchboard operator to become the first woman director and chair of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, died of heart failure Jan. 12 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium....
  • Radical left party woos Greek voters with pledge of debt forgiveness, easing financial pain

    The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday's closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has...
  • New Trier High to save millions on expected construction cost

    New Trier High to save millions on expected construction cost
    As plans for a massive renovation at New Trier High School move forward, school district officials got some good news as they learned the cost of financing the $100 million project will be much lower than originally anticipated. During the Jan. 20...