| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services.
That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.
Analysts don't think the salve that's being applied by the European Central Bank's interest rate cuts and bond buying is strong enough medicine to heal long-...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:38 PM
For the first time since 2007, American Express must share a J.D. Power award for highest customer satisfaction of credit-card companies.
Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services was in a dead heat with American Express for the top score in the 2014...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Home equity loans and lines of credit are making a comeback.
Not long ago, homeowners who had some equity often used cash-out refinances to pay for home remodeling, to consolidate debt or pay for a child's school tuition. But that was when mortgage...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: June Consumer Price Index, ICSC-Goldman Sachs, June existing home sales, FHFA home price index for May, Richmond Fed Index for July, ICSC-Goldman Sachs and Redbook retail sales for period ending July 19
Local earnings: Discover Financial...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years.
Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Only one of the nation's 30 largest banks would not be able to withstand a severe recession and the firms collectively are in better financial position to handle economic shocks than five years ago, according to Federal Reserve stress test...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Going on 18 years, Highwood's Midwest Young Artists Center has conducted a concerto solo competition for aspiring musicians. For most of that time, students in the school's chamber ensembles were not able to share the same opportunity.
Only recently has...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills.
The request from Richard Cordray,...