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  • East Aurora School Board delays decisions on food services and investment advisor

    The East Aurora School Board has delayed making final decisions on contracts that would have increased the cost of school meals by 3 percent and brought a new investment advisor and manager to the district. The School Board voted unanimously against a...
  • Tax implications of donating a conservation easement

    Tax implications of donating a conservation easement
    Q: My husband and I have land and want to give a conservation easement to a legitimate organization. Where do we start? A: That's a good, but tough, question. I would start by retaining a real estate attorney in your area who has experience with...
  • Bank's offer of 'free' insurance is dubious way to appreciate customers

    Bank's offer of 'free' insurance is dubious way to appreciate customers
    Sally Hwang recently spotted a payment of $8.10 on her checking account statement for accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Problem was, she had no recollection of signing up for such coverage. Worse, it appeared the Glendale resident had been...
  • Meet Matthew Bosley: Finalist in the CCPS Business Challenge

    Meet Matthew Bosley: Finalist in the CCPS Business Challenge
    When Westminster High School senior Matthew Bosley was growing up he would always make his mom breakfast for Mother's Day, but it was admittedly never very good. As he got older, his breakfast-making skills improved, particularly in waffles. When...
  • Newington Woman Sentenced In Mortgage Scheme

    HARTFORD — A Newington woman accused in a mortgage fraud conspiracy was sentenced on Thursday to 21/2 years in prison and five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Malgorzata Karas-Golka, 46, also was ordered to pay...
  • Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion

    Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion
    Deutsche Bank will pay $2.5 billion to an array of New York, U.S. and British regulators to settle a long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of a key interest rate benchmark known as Libor. The settlement, the largest rate-manipulation...
  • Mortgage rates slip

    Mortgage rates slip
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.65 percent from 3.67 percent last week. The average...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop slightly; average 30-year at 3.65%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop slightly; average 30-year at 3.65%
    Mortgage rates have dropped slightly, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders shows, with the average for a 30-year fixed home loan at 3.65%, down from 3.67% in last week's report.  The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage edged down from 2.94% to 2.92%,...
  • Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments

    Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments
    Homeowners whose mortgage payments were processed by Green Tree Servicing and in foreclosure before 2014 may be eligible for a portion of $48 million in refunds the company agreed to pay for allegedly mistreating them as they tried to save their homes....
  • CPS credit rating takes hit

    CPS credit rating takes hit
    Chicago’s bad week of financial news continued Friday, as a major rating agency downgraded Chicago Public Schools’ debt to just one level above junk status. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded $6.3 billion in CPS debt two notches to...
  • Lauderhill considers banking program

     Lauderhill considers banking program
    Lauderhill, which has a sizable number of unbanked and underbanked households, is currently working on a program that will encourage people to depend on mainstream financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions. About 50 percent of the city's...