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  • Oak Park raises tens of thousands of dollars via American Express rebate

    How does Oak Park pay some of its bills? The same way many of you probably do: with a credit card. For several years, the village has used an American Express card to pay for its largest expense, the City of Chicago water bill, among other costs....
  • UGI warns customers to avoid bill-collection phone scam

    UGI warns customers to avoid bill-collection phone scam
    UGI customers should hang up on callers demanding immediate payment for natural gas bills using money orders or pre-paid credit cards, the energy company said this week. The company would not ask for payment that way, UGI spokesman Don Brominski said....
  • Russia to help large borrowers as S&P mulls junk rating

    Russia's central bank offered on Wednesday to help leading exporters refinance foreign debts next year, expected to be one of the toughest of President Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule for the economy due to Western sanctions and a plunge in oil prices. The...
  • Police: Skimmers found at Altamonte Mall

    Police: Skimmers found at Altamonte Mall
    Card skimming devices were found in ATMs at the Altamonte Mall, an Altamonte Springs Police spokesman said. People who used Altamonte Mall ATMs operated by Cardtronics between Sunday and Tuesday should check their financial statements, said Officer...
  • Pakistan meets violence with violence

    Human Rights Watch: "Pakistan's government has chosen to indulge in vengeful bloodlust." — A commando led me through the Pakistan school auditorium where terrorists recently had interrupted students' lessons with an indiscriminate barrage of...
  • Lia Sophia angers customers with delayed shipments, unresponsiveness

     Lia Sophia angers customers with delayed shipments, unresponsiveness
    As Lia Sophia prepares to hang up its necklaces after 28 years, the direct sales jewelry company is leaving angry customers in its wake. The Wood Dale-based company, which announced Dec. 1 that it would close by the end of year "given the challenging...
  • Vietnam plans faster lending in 2015 to spur growth

    Vietnam expects lending to pick up next year, rising by up to 15 percent to accommodate a quicker economic expansion after inflation in 2014 was pegged at its lowest level in 13 years, central bankers said on Tuesday. Nguyen Thi Hong, a deputy governor...
  • Hampton eyes tourism tax breaks

    Hampton eyes tourism tax breaks
    Hampton may soon ask the General Assembly's permission to create a series of tax breaks for private developers who build entertainment and tourism-based projects. The breaks are given as part of the state's tourism zone program, which Newport News...
  • New Jersey to bail out Atlantic City with short-term loan

    Atlantic City, New Jersey's struggling gambling hub, will get a short-term $40 million loan from the state rather than try to borrow the money in the capital markets this year, a city official said on Tuesday. Even the city's originally planned $40...
  • The Home Economist: Shopper beware: Nostalgia can make your wallet open too wide

    As if the holidays aren't nostalgic enough, last weekend The Falls Shopping Center in Miami joined four other Florida cities and countless locations along the east coast in hosting the Hess Truck Mobile Museum. For the past 50 years, the gas company...
  • The best hotel deals? Not always at the hotel's website

    Although many consumers book rooms directly on hotel websites — out of loyalty to a brand or because they think they'll find the best prices that way — such sites don't always have the best deals or make the search easier. Here are options...