| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:05 AM
South Floridians have erased more than $900 from average credit card balances in a year, a consumer website reported.
In May debt for credit card holders in Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell 16 percent from the same period last year, according to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Kroger Co.'s planned acquisition of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. will allow it to capitalize on Harris Teeter's growing presence in the Baltimore-Washington market, but consumers will see few, if any, changes in existing stores.
Kroger, the biggest U....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:08 PM
My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey.
This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Two South Florida brokers were barred from having any contact with brokerages after they were accused of mishandling money — either their client's or employer's — the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency ( FINRA), the largest U.S....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Two of the world's largest advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris -- have agreed to merge into the world's largest agency with a market value that would exceed $35 billion.
The two companies...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
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....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...