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  • Jackson Jr. gets time to pay $750K to feds

    Jackson Jr. gets time to pay $750K to feds
    A judge signed an order today that will give former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. time to pay a $750,000 forfeiture arising out of his criminal case. In the order, the judge agreed to a request from lawyers in the case to postpone until Oct. 25 a decision on...
  • Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs

    Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs
    After 14 years together, Mark Frey and Doug Vogel are finally finding out what it means to be a married couple preparing for retirement. The Rancho Palos Verdes residents were elated when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of...
  • 'Checkbook IRAs' let you invest retirement funds in real estate

    Lil Miller-Fox's individual retirement account has three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. Better yet, the rental house in a gated community in Sebastian, Fla., not far from the Atlantic, isn't run by an advisor that charges exorbitant monthly...
  • John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

    John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., T. Rowe Price portfolio manager
    John H. "Jack" Laporte Jr., a highly regarded T. Rowe Price portfolio manager who was also a philanthropist and one of the minority owners of the Orioles, died Aug. 12 of complications from lymphoma at his Ruxton home. He was 68. "Jack was one of the...
  • More parents are saving for college, Fidelity reports

    More parents are saving for college, Fidelity reports
    Lisa Scott of Sparrows Point has seen young relatives graduate from college and struggle to keep up with $100,000 in education debt. "Their current jobs do not allow them to pay that debt" said Scott, area marketing director for Chick-fil-A in Maryland....
  • Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
  • Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows

    Poverty can sap brainpower, research shows
    Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows....
  • BofA, Alcoa and HP are ousted from Dow Jones index

    NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players. Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
  • A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul

     A Giant Returns After Massive Overhaul
    The Hartford Financial Services Group endured a massive overhaul in the past year and a half that resulted in a smaller company with far fewer employees. The remaining employees, however, say they enjoy working for a property-casualty and mutual funds...
  • A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets

    A Spinoff Company Nurtures Its Assets
    Everyone is treated like an important part of the company at Virtus Investment Partners, the Hartford-based asset management firm that spun off from The Phoenix Cos. five years ago. And that's not just lip service at the fast-growing asset management...
  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...