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  • Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO

    Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO
    The balance of power between Wall Street and Silicon Valley shifted another degree westward. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is leaving to take the same job at Google Inc., a symbolically significant move by a high-profile Wall...
  • More than half of Americans struggle financially, survey finds

    More than half of Americans struggle financially, survey finds
    Four out of 10 Americans describe themselves as struggling to pay their bills, according to a new survey by the Center for Financial Services Innovation. The report, "Understanding and Improving Consumer Financial Health in America," aims to shed...
  • Cubs, Wrigley rooftops spar in 7-hour hearing to halt signs

    Cubs, Wrigley rooftops spar in 7-hour hearing to halt signs
    In their court battle Monday with the Cubs, two Wrigley rooftop businesses have said the team's 2,250-square-foot right field video board will block their views into Wrigley Field. In turn, they say, bankruptcy is possible, as is foreclosure on their...
  • Fed: No evidence of deliberate leaks from 2012 meeting

    An investigation by the Federal Reserve has found no evidence that market-sensitive information was deliberately leaked from its interest-rate policy meeting in September 2012. The Fed said in a summary of its investigation, provided to Congress on...
  • Bankruptcy is not the answer to student loan debt

    Having a bankruptcy flagged in your credit file can make obtaining a credit card, taking out a car loan or applying for a home mortgage a non-starter for years. It can also impact your ability to land a job. Yet, in a move that's certain to be closely...
  • Bill addressing foreclosure-prevention options under fire

    Housing advocates say an Indiana law that has helped thousands of residents avoid foreclosure could be gutted under a bill lawmakers are considering. An amendment to a bill introduced by Republican Sen. James Merritt deals with the 2010 mortgage...
  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity
    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...
  • 'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter

    'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter
    Fewer South Florida homeowners were hamstrung by "underwater" mortgages at the end of 2014, a new report says. In Palm Beach County, 41,000 homeowners, or 16 percent of all mortgage holders, owed more than their properties were worth, according to...
  • Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

    Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. When that happens, it will put upward pressure on borrowing rates throughout the...
  • Online home sales are becoming a reality

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Are you ready to buy your next home with a single mouse click? You can't just yet, but several new ventures are lining up to make what's probably the biggest transaction of your life the purchase or sale of a home a one-stop online...
  • Mariza Wultsch: Tracking your net worth

    Your net worth is a barometer of your financial health. Regularly checking this number helps you assess where you are, measure your progress toward your goals and build a financial plan. Just like an annual checkup with your doctor to maintain your...