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  • Broward grandma's $70M fraud sends her to prison

    Broward grandma's $70M fraud sends her to prison
    The worst day of Mae Rabuffo's life, her family says, was when she let her con man ex-husband woo her back after he got out of prison and dropped out of the federal witness protection system. Domenico Rabuffo, who made news 30 years ago when he turned...
  • Bank error in your favor? Cut a deal

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: In 2006, a mortgage discharge on my home property was filed with the recorder of deeds office in Michigan by my lender. I received the original signed mortgage and note from the bank showing county seal showing...
  • Kimberly Howard: Know your credit score basics

    Chances are you carry around credit cards or have taken out a loan for a major purchase at least once. As a result, you also carry around a credit score a nebulous number you definitely can't take for granted. Here are some common facts about credit...
  • Mortgage rates slide to 3.89 percent

    Mortgage rates slide to 3.89 percent
    Average fixed mortgage rates slid this week after less-than-stellar reports on the economy. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.89 percent, down from 3.97 percent last week, and 4.46 percent a year ago, Freddie Mac said in its...
  • First Niagara Allentown branch to close Jan. 16

    First Niagara Allentown branch to close Jan. 16
      The corporate owner of First Niagara Bank will close a branch in Allentown and two others in the region next month as part of the company's plans to consolidate 17 branches and two drive-thru locations across its four-state territory. First...
  • Tips for giving beyond Giving Tuesday

    After the flurry of U.S. holiday shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which is aimed to get people to reach into their wallets and contribute to charities. The idea is catching on, with online donations for the day...
  • Job growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman says

    California consumers are feeling good and earning more, even though job growth is slowing, according to a new economic forecast from Chapman University. Employers in the state are still adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country. But...
  • Irish services sector keeps up robust pace of growth in November: PMI

    - Irish services sector activity expanded rapidly again in November, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy will finish the year with solid growth. The Investec Purchasing Managers' Index of activity in the services sector, which...
  • It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

     It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess
    Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess." Like clockwork, as the holiday shopping season progresses, politicians begin to wrangle in Washington about taxes. It's...
  • Credit cards charge into the future, belatedly, with chip technology

    Credit cards charge into the future, belatedly, with chip technology
    Will this be the last year you swipe all your gift purchases? Next holiday season, odds are you'll make some credit card purchases differently, using a newly issued Visa or MasterCard embedded with anti-theft chip technology. The job of the magnetic...
  • What to expect on community association front in 2015

    What to expect on community association front in 2015
    Another year quickly approaches, and with it come myriad challenges for community associations in Illinois. Some are ongoing and others are brand new. What are the hot topics for 2015? We asked several industry veterans to peer into their crystal...