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  • Commencement speakers fair game for protest [Letter]

    Commencement speakers fair game for protest [Letter]
    There has been much tsk-tsking this college graduation season about students protesting their administration-chosen commencement speakers ("College: where kids become leftists," May 25). The finger-waggers seem to take one of two positions: Either we...
  • New online calculator makes fees in mortgage offers transparent

    When you need a mortgage — whether to buy a house or refinance — what do you do? More than likely you jump online and check out competing quotes on sites that let you compare multiple offers, including interest rates, annual percentage rates...
  • Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised

    Stocks close higher after manufacturing report revised
    Stocks closed mostly higher on a quiet Monday following two reports that showed the manufacturing industries of the world's two largest economies expanded last month. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were able to...
  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of May. 14. If you typically

    pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional...
  • Letters: Exactly where in Africa?

    Regarding the May 11 "Your Scene" shot: Titling it "Peaceable Kingdom in Africa" is like running a photo of Descanso Gardens and identifying it as "Lovely Garden in North America." M. Ludmer Westwood   Regarding "ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad,"...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market. To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart. Many investors expected...
  • Over time, unpaid accounts fall off credit reports

    Dear Liz: My credit reports don't show any of my old unpaid collection accounts. I also have one judgment that is not showing from 2005. My wife (who has perfect credit) and I are looking to apply for a mortgage. What will the lender find? I recently...
  • Don't liquidate retirements savings to buy house

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are 66 years old and retired and are looking at buying or building a new home. We currently own our home, which we have lived in for 35 years. Which would be the best bet, financing or paying cash for the next...
  • In China, corruption cases keep cropping up

    In China, corruption cases keep cropping up
    Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blas√© about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei...
  • Durbin touts student loan proposal in Naperville

    Durbin touts student loan proposal in Naperville
    Sen. Dick Durbin spoke Friday with students and graduates of North Central College in Naperville as part of his push for legislation that would expand options for repaying student loans and raise the tax rate on millionaires. "I think this is a big...
  • Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes

    Lunch with the FT: Timothy Geithner -- Stresses and messes
    The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions Iarrive at the...