| Apr 3, 2015
| 4:56 PM
In September 2008, as the financial crisis emerged, a retirement account of Al and Karin Betz slumped in value to $130,000 from about $160,000.
"I got a cold call saying, 'Would you have some money to invest?'" Al Betz, 66, recalled. "I said, 'If you...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 9:00 PM
A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
The March report from the National Assn. for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:06 AM
BankUnited, the largest bank based in South Florida, is the fourth-best bank in the nation, thanks to offering higher interest rates on checking and saving accounts, according to a website's analysis of the 100 biggest U.S. banks.
The Miami Lakes-...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 6:01 PM
In documents filed this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the corporate owner of National Penn Bank disclosed that Scott Fainor, CEO and president of the Allentown-based bank, earned slightly more than $2.3 million last year in...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Consumers might want to brace themselves for another bank fee in the future.
About 1 in 4, or 24 percent, of smartphone bank-app users surveyed by SNL Financial said they'd be willing to pay $3 a month to continue using their institution's mobile app....
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening U.S. job market, its task is getting more complicated: Several key sectors of the economy are flashing some signs of weakness.
| Mar 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Continuing the theme for this month of "March into Excellence," this week's column looks at your messaging.
•What are you saying to others about your business and even yourself?
•How are you engaging others to further want to know about you?...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:28 PM
La Cañada Flintridge
Burglary, residence: 5100 block of Solliden Lane. A woman who is renting a house while her home is undergoing construction notified deputies that she left the property around 3:15 p.m the day before. When she returned to...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Chicago's dropping debt rating has officials scrambling to renegotiate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts that analysts say expose Chicago to more derivatives risk than most major cities.
City officials are working to avoid a $38 million...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 5:58 AM
has joined The Provident Bank, as vice president and relationship manager for the asset based lending team. In this position, Forleiter is responsible for asset based lending business development in the Pennsylvania market.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:29 PM
California added 150,000 more jobs last year than previously believed, signaling that economic growth in the state far outpaced the rest of the nation.
The new numbers, released Friday by the state, show California added a total of 471,200 jobs in...