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  • Polyana da Costa: Home equity loans, HELOCs available again

    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...
  • Tips for saving money at the amusement park

    Tips for saving money at the amusement park
    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...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    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...
  • Interview: 'SNL' writer Katie Rich splitting her time between Chicago and New York

    Interview: 'SNL' writer Katie Rich splitting her time between Chicago and New York
    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...
  • Regulator urges banks to give consumers free monthly credit scores

    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,...
  • Nearly all top U.S. banks could withstand severe recession, Fed says

    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...
  • U.S. sues ITT over student loans

    U.S. sues ITT over student loans
    The U.S. consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has sued ITT Educational Services Inc for what the agency says are predatory student lending practices that could lead borrowers to default on their loans. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
  • JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations

    JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $389 million for credit card violations
    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...
  • Highwood school's ensemble competition marks 7th year

    Highwood school's ensemble competition marks 7th year
    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...
  • Fraudulent emails like this one could be sent to victims of Target credit card breach

     
    I swiped my credit card at Target during the time when crooks were swiping customers' information. Thankfully, my spam filter intercepted this email that tried to dupe me into being victimized again. You should be on the lookout for similar......
  • Quinn's choice to run Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed for bankruptcy in '09

    Quinn's choice to run Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed for bankruptcy in '09
    Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to run the state agency that oversees the financial operations of U.S. Cellular Field filed for bankruptcy three years ago after racking up $102,500 in debt, mainly from credit cards, court records show. The revelation follows...