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  • In case you needed another reason to use cash

    In case you needed another reason to use cash
    The call came from our bank: Someone in Chicago was using my husband's debit card to purchase booze at a liquor store while we were in Florida. Since then, I've tried to use cash for purchases. Carrying cash can be risky too, if I lose my wallet or it's...
  • Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash

    Shunned by banks, legitimate pot shops must deal in risky cash
    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. Harborside...
  • Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

    Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies. In his first public comments after...
  • Exclusive: France, Italy, Belgium may break budget rules, EU to revisit in March

    The European Commission will tell France, Italy and Belgium on Friday their 2015 budgets risk breaking EU rules, but it will defer decisions on any action until early March. At that point, France could face a multi-billion euro fine and Italy and Belgium...
  • A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties

    A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties
    A seasonal consumer message, nondenominational and unscented, from The Bottom Line. Remember, no tipping. Late Deliveries Online retailers often sell more merchandise than they can deliver in time for the holiday. Under the Federal Trade Commission'...
  • 5 tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in...
  • Keep an eye on your equity line of credit

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My question is both about a line of credit on my home and how variable interest rates might increase. I also wonder how secure these funds are while they are held by the loan servicer. I am concerned about pervasive...
  • France to stop credits for coal projects in developing countries

    France will eliminate export credits for energy projects in developing countries which involve coal, the most polluting fossil fuel, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday. The European Union is phasing out subsidies for domestic coal plants by...
  • PwC study says planned EU bank trading curbs harmful

    European Union plans to curb risky trading at banks would make it more expensive to raise funds for the bloc's flagging economy, a study commissioned by a banking lobby said on Thursday. The EU's European Commission has proposed structural changes to ban...
  • Dollar store proposals get mixed receptions at PZC meeting

    Two site plans for two different dollar store operations were discussed at a special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at the Stafford Senior Center on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and each was met with a very different reception from the public. A proposal to...
  • Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office

    Amended suit adds to dispute between school district and treasurer's office
    An amended complaint seeking millions of dollars from Lyons Township High School District 204 offers more details about the payment process the scandal-tainted township school treasurer's office says the district failed to follow. The township office...