| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Banks should consider cyber risk insurance to help deal with the financial fall-out from the growing threat of cyber attacks, a top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday.
Bankers and officials have become more vocal lately about concerns that malicious...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Years ago hackers planted malicious software on computer systems that control parts of the United States' critical infrastructure, including pieces of the electrical grid, gas and water systems. The malware, which the Department of Homeland Security...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A strong jobs report boosted U.S. and European stocks Friday, and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average just short of the 18,000 mark.
The main focus in the markets was the monthly hiring numbers. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 321,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in U.S. federal income taxes, according to a study released Tuesday that was disputed by at least one of the companies....
| Nov 28, 2014
OAKLAND — The suppliers arrive at one of the nation's largest marijuana dispensaries carrying hundreds of pounds of cannabis in duffel bags, knapsacks and baby diaper totes. They leave with those same carriers stuffed with wads of cash.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Cook County has filed a federal lawsuit against a third mortgage lender, alleging that unfair, predatory lending and loan serving practices, particularly in minority communities, violated the Fair Housing Act.
The suit, filed against Wells Fargo on...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:12 AM
A group of cybersecurity firms funded by big banks plan to launch a platform that will allow financial companies to communicate faster about potential cyber breaches, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The move follows cybersecurity attacks on some big...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Maurice R. Greenberg, the ousted chief executive of American International Group Inc., was practically laughed out of New York for claiming that he and other shareholders were shortchanged by the U.S. government's $182-billion bailout of AIG.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Tribune Media saw earnings decline by 24 percent in the third quarter, due in part to losses associated with its former publishing business, which it spun off in August.
The Chicago-based company reported net income of $38 million, or 38 cents per...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:28 AM
In another black eye for the financial industry, U.S., British and Swiss regulators on Wednesday fined JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Bank of America Corp. and three other global banks a total of about $4.3 billion to settle investigations into...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The five-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot house in Park Ridge that former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and head coach Trent Yawney owned until losing it to foreclosure several months ago has been listed for $899,000.
Yawney, 49, coached the Blackhawks from...