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  • Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets

    Mortgage underwriting rules eased for seniors with assets
    WASHINGTON — Here's a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren't sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today's tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • ING U.S., Soon To Be Voya Financial, Announces First Ever Earnings

    ING U.S. Inc., which soon will be rebranded as Voya Financial, offered its first earnings report since the company was separated from the Dutch-based ING Groep N.V. "Today is a landmark day for us …," Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. said...
  • Career move: from finance to information technology

    Career move: from finance to information technology
    Who: Kevin J. Suarez, 29, of Deerfield Beach From: Mutual fund analyst at Jupiter Distribution Partners LLC To: Tier 1 technician with Integrated Technology Corporate Solutions Inc. in Fort Lauderdale in 2012 Start date: January, he was promoted...
  • The real economy: The weather is still stormy

    The real economy: The weather is still stormy
    Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good. But the recent jubilance is enough to make even weather forecasters blush. "The economy is going gangbusters! Just look at consumer spending!" "Look at home prices! Look at the bull market!"...
  • Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'

    Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...
  • Election 2013: Gloucester Board of Supervisors York District candidates

    As part of our coverage of the 2013 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors election, we asked all seven candidates four questions via email. We are printing their answers in their entirety online here in the Gloucester Blog prior to the Nov. 5 election....
  • Year Up gives young adults leg up in job market

    Year Up gives young adults leg up in job market
    When Kayla Heath walks into the Year Up Chicago offices, she glances in the full-length mirror to make sure her tailored suit covers her tattoos, her powder pink blouse doesn't hang too low and her matching pink heels aren't too high. It's a self-...
  • Tribune Co. buys 19 television stations in $2.7-billion deal

    Tribune Co. buys 19 television stations in $2.7-billion deal
    Tribune Co. has agreed to purchase 19 television stations owned by Local TV Holdings in a $2.73-billion deal that is expected to make Tribune the largest television station group in the country. Tribune and Local TV Holdings said early Monday that...
  • Navigating the shift to a stingier Fed

    After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won't last forever. On the face of it, that ought to be good news: It means the...
  • Bond investors face a reckoning as interest rates jump

    Wall Street has preferred to call the recent rebound in long-term interest rates a "wake-up call." But to some bond investors it's apparently more like a five-alarm fire. As rising interest rates have pushed down the value of older bonds in the last...