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  • 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...
  • Home sales jump but distressed properties drag down Baltimore area prices

    Home sales jump but distressed properties drag down Baltimore area prices
    Sales of distressed properties in the Baltimore region continued to distort the area's real estate market in October, inflating overall sales but acting as a drag on home prices, according to the monthly report from the regional multiple listing service....
  • 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...
  • Holocaust survivor in legal battle

    Holocaust survivor in legal battle
    As a Holocaust survivor, Abraham Maisner, 85, of Boca Raton, has endured enough agony for one lifetime. Born in 1929 in Warsaw, Poland, Maisner was removed from his family at 10 years old and was forced to live in the Warsaw ghetto. The rest of his...
  • 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...
  • Gloucester County announces new directors for two departments

    Gloucester County's new director of utilities and director of financial services both officially began their new positions on Monday. County Administrator Brenda Garton announced the hiring of Stephanie Tinsley, CPA, as Gloucester County’s...
  • Cook County sues Wells Fargo over lending practices

    Cook County has filed a federal lawsuit against a third mortgage lender, alleging that unfair, predatory lending and loan serving practices, particularly in minority communities, violated the Fair Housing Act. The suit, filed against Wells Fargo on...