| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign up for a high-deductible health insurance policy paired with a health savings account.
An HSA gives you a triple tax break: Your contributions are...
| Jan 28, 2014
In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories.
Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
| Dec 20, 2013
In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches.
Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The massive theft of payment card data from Target Corp. stores has renewed warnings that consumers are better protected from fraud by using credit cards instead of debit.
The advice was issued against a backdrop of banks and card companies rushing to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that no bank is "too big to indict" and that the Justice Department has more cases coming involving "significant financial institutions" as it continues to investigate Wall Street misconduct.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Coburn on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring federal agencies to disclose more information about settlements that end government investigations, such as whether the money paid by companies is tax-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The surging stock market has helped push 401(k) balances to record highs, according to one report -- positive news for baby boomers and others nearing retirement.
Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest 401(k) provider, said the average balance of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:48 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay a record $13 billion to resolve allegations that it sold faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, Justice Department and state officials said.
New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman said the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
NEW YORK -- The nation's biggest bank is close to shelling out the largest-ever penalty for a single company in American history.
The U.S. Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are close to finalizing an agreement over a $13-billion...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest banks are trying to scare the public about the impact of tougher capital requirements proposed by U.S. regulators, a top Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. official said Tuesday.
Requiring the eight largest banks to...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:43 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. probably thought things couldn't get any worse than the $13 bilion it is expected to pay in a legal settlement with the government.
Then it stumbled into a public-relations debacle on Twitter.
The beleaguered banking giant asked...