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  • What's in your wallet? Maybe less, with Apple Pay

    What's in your wallet? Maybe less, with Apple Pay
    Remember Bitcoin? It was going to change the way we buy things. Forget Bitcoin. Ever heard of Google Wallet? Probably not. Technology advances so rapidly that it's easy to overlook how many dazzling concepts are introduced and then fizzle. This isn'...
  • Blotter: Samurai swords stolen from residence in Oak Park

    Blotter: Samurai swords stolen from residence in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports: A man about 6-foot-1 and weighing 160 pounds hijacked an Oak Park resident's silver 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, valued at $4,000, on the 0-100 block of Division Street at 9:27 a.m. Aug. 30. He...
  • Lending to Scots could pause with 'yes' vote amid currency concern

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scots may find it harder to get mortgages and other loans if they vote to separate from the United Kingdom next week, with banks likely to cut lending while they assess currency and other economic risks, bank industry sources said....
  • New-car sales are likely to flatten next year

    The shiny wheels that helped keep the U.S. economy rolling for the last five years may finally be slowing. Rapidly rising new-vehicle sales provided much of the shove that got the economy moving again in 2009. And those sales stayed strong in August,...
  • Quinn, Rauner rip each other on ethics, budget during Tribune endorsement session

    Quinn, Rauner rip each other on ethics, budget during Tribune endorsement session
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner hammered each other on ethics, education and budget plans today during a  free-wheeling face-off during a joint appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Sitting side by side,...
  • Fraudsters target FPL customers, threatening power cutoff

    Fraudsters target FPL customers, threatening power cutoff
    When a scammer called Ed Bell of Tamarac one night and said his power would be disconnected immediately unless he paid a $41 delinquent Florida Power & Light bill, Bell was thrilled. "I've never had such a low bill," the 76-year-old office manager...
  • Buying a house going into foreclosure is risky business

    Buying a house going into foreclosure is risky business
    Q: There is a house in our neighborhood we would like to pursue. It goes to foreclosure this month. We have tried to buy this property outright, but there are too many liens and back taxes. Outstanding loans (without liens, taxes, etc.) are $434,000....
  • Nevada Governor signs $1.3 billion tax break package for electric car maker Tesla

    Nevada Governor signs $1.3 billion tax break package for electric car maker Tesla
    CARSON CITY Nevada (Reuters) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a package of bills on Thursday to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for Tesla Motors, putting a bow on the deal for the electric car company to build a massive...
  • Virgin Money appoints Moreno chairman in runup to possible flotation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Virgin Money, the British challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Richard Branson, named experienced industry figure Glen Moreno as chairman as it reported strong profit growth, putting it in good shape for an impending stock...
  • Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay

     Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay
    Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services. That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....
  • What have you been swiping lately?

    What have you been swiping lately?
    A report from bankrate.com showed that nearly two-thirds of adults younger than 30 don’t have a credit card. A separate poll from creditcards.com recently found that the same age group isn’t using cash as often as older people, either.  What...