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  • Medicare Advantage payments won't be cut next year

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will receive a slight increase in government payments next year, rather than the reduction that was proposed earlier....
  • Obama Administration Rolls Back Proposed Medicare Advantage Cut

    The Obama administration on Monday rolled back some of the more controversial cuts proposed for privately managed Medicare health plans used by the elderly following pressure from insurance companies and lawmakers. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • Fannie and Freddie's steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

    WASHINGTON — When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed...
  • Senate approves extension in jobless aid, but House forecast is cloudy

    WASHINGTON The Senate on Monday agreed to extend the federal unemployment insurance program to about 2.8 million people nationwide who have lost jobs and exhausted their state benefits, but haven't found new work. The bill passed 59-38, but its future...
  • Is Obamacare too big to fail?

     Is Obamacare too big to fail?
    When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state exchanges by the March 31 deadline, several million more signed up for Medicaid and a whole lot...
  • Report HSA contributions and withdrawals on your tax return

    Q: Last year was my first with a high-deductible health plan combined with a health savings account at work. What do I need to report concerning the HSA when I file my taxes? A: When you file, you'll need to include Form 8889 to report all...
  • Selling a passion for life

    Selling a passion for life
    Byron Udell sells life insurance. If that were all of the story, it wouldn't be much of one. But Udell, founder of Wheeling-based AccuQuote.com, also is a pioneer in Internet marketing and sells more life insurance policies in a month than traditional...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Illinois private equity deals fall in 2013

    Illinois private equity deals fall in 2013
    Private equity deals in Illinois dropped in number and value in 2013 as competition and high prices challenged buyout firms. Illinois' 100 transactions totaled $16.9 billion and were down more than 30 percent from the previous year, said PitchBook...
  • Obama's health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

    Obama's health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White Houseofficial said on Thursday. Her departure removes one lightning rod for critics...
  • Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday. Her departure removes one...