| Aug 4, 2013
In his fresh effort to put the economy back at center stage in Washington, President Obama has issued a new challenge to congressional Republicans on the crucial issue of why the American middle class is hurting and which side can best lift average...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Last week’s City Council meeting left little doubt that Anthony Majhess’ ties to the fire union will be used against him in his race for mayor.
Council member Majhess is a former city firefighter who now works for the Palm Beach County...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A Saudi Arabian billionaire prince has sued Forbes magazine in London, accusing the publication of underestimating his wealth in its highly scrutinized annual list of the world's richest people.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal claims the magazine was...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In principle, the National Security Agency's vast data collection operation is troubling, but in the age of Google and Facebook, it feels like having just one more Big Brother in a growing family of Big Brothers.
In response to the revelation that the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Last year's $25-billion national mortgage settlement required five giant banks to assign a single employee to each borrower seeking a loan modification — a personal guide who could cut through the bureaucracy.
The so-called single-point-of-contact...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust fund is doing something not seen in years: It's beating the stock market.
Under new manager Sam Peters, the fund is up 27.8 percent in the past 12 months, compared with 20.6 percent for the S&P 500 index....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:21 AM
It's never a good idea to needle the cops.
Detectives went to a Plantation Key to arrest Cole Alan Peacock on charges of Fraud and Grand Theft for allegedly applying for a credit card through Citibank using a fictitious company name – Lockheed...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Checks totaling more than $15 million will be sent beginning next week to more than 10,000 Maryland mortgage borrowers, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Wednesday.
The checks, roughly $1,480 each, will be sent between June 10 and June 17 to...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...