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  • Cuba inches toward transparency, seeking investment and credit

    Cuba released more information on its fragile external finances this week than it has in over a decade, as it seeks foreign investment and credit following its sudden improvement in relations with the United States. The government revealed a healthy...
  • Judge a charity by impact, not overhead

    To the editor: Dean Karlan is right: When it comes to charities, at the end of the day, it is the results that matter. ("Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars," Op-Ed, Dec. 17) But Karlan's use of a financial overhead calculation...
  • The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks

    As we embark on the seventh year since the historic collapse of the Lehman Bros. investment bank, it's clear we haven't fixed what broke the economy in 2008. Big banks still control Congress. Workers remain acutely vulnerable to another financial crisis....
  • Year-end tips may yield tax savings

    Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions. Well, perhaps not everyone thinks this way. The end of the year may be a busy...
  • Dow, S&P power to new records

     Dow, S&P power to new records
    You can believe in Santa. He has arrived right on cue this year, even slightly earlier than usual, to deliver a Santa Claus rally that's lifted stocks to record highs and provided wealth to investors whether naughty or nice. His sleigh was...
  • A decade of Western aid in Afghanistan - mission unsustainable?

    Afghanistan has new roads, sections of which many deem too dangerous to use. It has a turbine to fill electricity needs that remains in pieces. Sixteen transport planes given to the Air Force were scrapped having barely flown. International aid has...
  • U.S. growth is strongest in a decade

    The U.S. is rolling into the new year with impressive strength as plunging oil prices have ignited consumer spending and helped fuel the best stretch of growth in more than a decade — even as economies around the world are struggling. A...
  • Bank dealmakers set for bonus cheer, bond traders not so much

    Investment bankers working on corporate takeovers and share issues can expect good news on bonuses when they return from the holidays after a buoyant year, but bond and currency traders face lower payouts. Investment banks will finalize bonuses over...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 12/24/14

    ((NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS Tax-free money funds with assets of $100 million or more that are...
  • How to talk to parents about money

    As families come together for the holidays, the last thing anyone may be thinking is, "Gee, I should talk to my folks about their financial situation!" But with busy lives, these gatherings may be a good time to at least broach the topic and to schedule a...
  • Ukraine's Finance Ministry eyes 4.3 percent GDP contraction in draft 2015 budget

    Ukraine's Finance Ministry submitted on Tuesday a 2015 draft budget to parliament that envisaged the economy contracting 4.3 percent next year, slightly less than an earlier forecast. Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said 30 percent of next year's budget...