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  • Mum's the word on soaring Swedish household debt as poll nears

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out. The couple plan to buy a flat in...
  • Palmer man soars with jet team at Lehigh Valley Airshow

    On his 1965 album "That Was the Year That Was," then 37-year-old musical comedian Tom Lehrer joked, "It is a sobering thought, for example, that when Mozart was my age he'd been dead for two years." Talking to 31-year-old Jared Isaacman, you can feel...
  • McDonnell trial highlights from week 4

    RICHMOND – A little bit extra from the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, week four: The jury lost another member last week, moving the third of only four available alternates into the regular, 12-member jury. It was a family emergency this time,...
  • Efforts to help renters become homeowners continue

    Efforts to help renters become homeowners continue
    As high prices, rising rents and tight credit requirements continue to make homeownership difficult for many families, some private and nonprofit developers are trying to find ways to make homeownership more accessible for renters. At least three...
  • North Carolina Film-TV Incentives Sliced Amid Conservative Tide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - North Carolina legislators have ditched the state's longtime film and TV incentives program amid a conservative push to cut back on such government support. "We knew that this would be an uphill battle and we were cautiously...
  • Outside Opinion: Export-Import Bank is good for Illinois

     Outside Opinion: Export-Import Bank is good for Illinois
    Conservatives in Congress are pressing to end the Export-Import Bank, an agency that provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to help U.S. companies export goods overseas. The bank's authorization will expire at the end of September unless...
  • More than 1,000 businesses affected by same malware as Target

    The Secret Service estimates more than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the same kind of cyberattack that scraped Target's cash register system for consumer credit card information, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory Friday...
  • What you need to know when a debt collector threatens to sue

    Heidi says she took out a payday loan in 2010 and then forgot about it. Now she's getting calls from someone claiming to be a lawyer threatening to take her to court unless she pays $250 right away and makes additional payments every two weeks. Heidi...
  • California Incentives Bill Urges Trade Action to Curb Flight of VFX Jobs

    An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California's film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of generous subsidies. The amendment calls call for a strategy...
  • Scam of the day: phone call cons woman out of her credit card number

    Scam of the day: phone call cons woman out of her credit card number
    If your phone rings and you're asked to verify your credit card number to resolve a supposed problem with your account, don't do what a local woman did and reveal your number. This scam is among several the Watchdog has run across in recent weeks. I'...
  • Gloucester weekly crime log

    On George Washington Memorial Highway A traffic stop on Aug. 17 at 3:06 p.m. in the area of Town & Country Center resulted in Andrew Allen Ash, Jr., 27, of Hayes, being charged with violating a restricted license and expired state registration. In the...