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  • Gov't sending out new tax forms for consumers who got health law subsidies last year

    Gov't sending out new tax forms for consumers who got health law subsidies last year
    If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax reporting forms that...
  • Millions more people getting free access to their FICO credit score: What you need to know

    Millions more people will have free access to their FICO credit score this year. That's good news for consumers, since the number is widely used by lenders to check potential borrowers' financial health. Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and...
  • Homeowners tapping equity as prices rise

    Homeowners tapping equity as prices rise
    Home equity lines of credit dried up during the housing collapse, but the emergency cash is making a comeback. Higher home values have restored hope to thousands of South Floridians, particularly those who owed more than their properties were worth....
  • Blotter: Credit card fraud in Winnetka

    Blotter: Credit card fraud in Winnetka
    The following items were taken from police reports. Winnetka An Evanston man, 48, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and cited for improper display of his license plate in the 00 block of Green Bay Road on Dec. 29. A resident of the...
  • Ask Christ to take control of your money - and your life

    Q: I just added up all the credit card slips from our Christmas spending, and I'm really depressed. It's going to take all year to pay them off. I don't know why I'm writing, but how did we get in this mess? God must be very disappointed in us. -- Mrs. F....
  • Managing debt wisely in your retirement years

    The holidays, the hangovers and, for many, the resolutions are over. What's left, of course, are the extra pounds and the credit card bills. Skipping a few restaurant meals this month can help with both problems, but for many retirees that isn't going...
  • Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation

    Legislators Likely To Consider Education Proposals on Charters, Magnets, UConn Foundation
    Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session. Other topics that have been raised by...
  • Man is arrested after trying to purchase $20,000 of merchandise with alleged counterfeit credit card

    Costa Mesa police say a Rowland Heights man used a counterfeit credit card to try to buy $20,000 of merchandise at a high-end jewelry store in South Coast Plaza. About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the shopping center's Bulgari store...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • Homeless father, son charged in robberies

    Homeless father, son charged in robberies
    A homeless father and son, who'd been living in a car for weeks, are charged in a string of purse snatchings that started on Christmas Eve, Orange County deputies said. Kevin Henderson Sr., 50, was charged with one count of robbery and three counts of...
  • Obama to push cybersecurity, identity theft and online access plans

    Obama to push cybersecurity, identity theft and online access plans
    President Obama will focus on high technology next week, announcing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, prevent identity theft and increase Internet access, the White House said Saturday. The initiatives will be included in his State of the Union...