| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:07 AM
As hackers invade the computer systems of major companies with greater frequency and their corporate victims scramble to contain the damage and prevent future intrusions, these are boom times for cybersecurity sleuths.
Perhaps no security specialist has...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:19 PM
Hackers are wreaking havoc on big organizations, but they're also spurring a new market — cyberattack liability insurance.
Once-complacent businesses, stung by debilitating cyberattacks at Target Corp., JPMorgan Chase Co. and other well-known...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 4:28 AM
In the sea of New York City commuters rushing through Grand Central Terminal at the end of the day, they were just five faces among the thousands.
Three worked in finance, one worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the fifth was a research...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:27 PM
The company behind TurboTax, the best-selling tax preparation software in the country, temporarily stopped processing e-filed state tax returns this week after an uptick in fraudulent filings.
The Maryland Comptroller's office believes it has not issued...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:53 PM
TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.
State agencies have reported a rise in filings with...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Invenergy President and CEO Michael Polsky has sold a second downtown penthouse, a three-bedroom, 4,150-square-foot unit on the 27th floor of a River North tower, for $1.9 million.
Last week, the Tribune reported that Polsky sold his never-occupied, 4,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:48 AM
Ending one the most contentious cases of the post-crisis era, Standard & Poor's Financial Services agreed to settle government allegations that it misled investors with rosy credit ratings on billions of dollars of mortgage securities during the run-up to...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:52 PM
In May 2004, as the U.S. housing market was heating up, Standard & Poor's Financial Services lost to a rival a huge deal to rate mortgage-backed securities to be issued by a major Japanese bank.
The reason? S&P's credit standards were too high, an...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
For years, society has struggled with the question of how to justly punish what are called "victimless crimes," even though these activities shock and disgust most decent people. You know: prostitution, illegal gambling, recreational drug use, and the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Alternative-energy executive Michael Polsky has sold his never-occupied, 4,100-square-foot, full-floor penthouse in the Loop's Metropolitan Tower for $1.06 million.
The 30-story Metropolitan was built in 1924 as on officer tower and recently converted...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.
The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...