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  • 10 things you should know about credit unions

    10 things you should know about credit unions
    Perhaps the most underused, underappreciated consumer-friendly institutions, next to public libraries, are credit unions, which people use for loans, savings and daily banking. But recent data show the secret is slowly but surely leaking out. In 2014,...
  • Opponents of sale of OneWest seek investigation

    Opponents of sale of OneWest seek investigation
    A leading public advocacy group that had opposed the sale of Pasadena's OneWest Bank asked federal regulators for a formal investigation into what it called the bank's efforts to "buy community support" for the deal. The Greenlining Institute, in a...
  • Maryland added 500 jobs in January

    Maryland added 500 jobs in January
    Maryland employers added 500 jobs in January, a marginal gain dragged down by losses in the leisure and hospitality industry, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday. But economists said they want to see how the state does in coming months...
  • Pay gender gap widest on the farm, in financial services

    Pay gender gap widest on the farm, in financial services
    It's commonly said that women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. But the gap differs widely depending on the profession, according to new census data. If you're a woman who works as a special education teacher, a transportation security...
  • Another scam? Off to Bankaholics Anonymous!

    I need to apologize to that growing class of big bankers who have admitted -- time and time and time again -- to fleecing their own clients and the entire global financial system through wholesale, systematic fraud and abuse. In the past I've called you...
  • Bethlehem residents: Don't make it easier to convert historic homes into businesses

    Bethlehem residents: Don't make it easier to convert historic homes into businesses
    Residents in Bethlehem's Historic District turned out at a city Planning Commission meeting to voice their objections to a proposed zoning change that would make it easier to convert large homes into offices. Several homeowners who live along Market...
  • Help Squad: Do you know about these tax facts?

    Help Squad: Do you know about these tax facts?
    As everyone knows only too well, April 15 is rapidly approaching. In preparation for tax day, Help Squad reached out to two CPAs for some professional advice on your behalf: Julie Martin, a Glenview-based CPA, and Curtis Webley of Webley's Accounting...
  • Help For Underwater Homeowners In 2015

    Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage debt at least 25 percent higher than the value of...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on job report; 30-year averages 3.86%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on job report; 30-year averages 3.86%
    Mortgage rates jumped this week following a strong jobs report, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering conventional 30-year home loans at an average of 3.86%, up from 3.75% a week ago, The increase bringsĀ rates back to about where they...
  • Northern Trust, Discover hike dividends, announce stock buybacks

     Northern Trust, Discover hike dividends, announce stock buybacks
    Two major financial services companies in the Chicago area said Wednesday they were hiking their dividends and initiating stock buybacks after passing "stress tests" given by the Federal Reserve. Discover Financial Services of Riverwoods will buy back...
  • Hammond couple sue over 'robosigning'

    A Hammond couple claim in a federal lawsuit that they were victims of "robosigning" and other predatory mortgage practices that left them facing foreclosure. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Lake County Superior Court a month ago and was...