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  • Susan Tompor: Clever disguises are part of door-to-door rip-offs

    The old door-to-door scam isn't such an old trick that it no longer catches consumers off guard. And we're not talking about the ghosts and goblins who showed up at the door begging for candy on Halloween. Consumer advocates are warning about some rather...
  • String of car burglaries reported in Glen Ellyn

    String of car burglaries reported in Glen Ellyn
    Golf clubs, money and a credit card were taken in a number of car burglaries along a Glen Ellyn street. They all happened sometime between the evening hours of Nov. 2 through early morning on Nov. 3. A police officer on patrol noticed a purse in the...
  • Filmmakers turn John Wojtowicz's crazy tales into 'The Dog'

    Filmmakers turn John Wojtowicz's crazy tales into 'The Dog'
    It was 2006, and documentarians Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren had just seen their main character succumb to cancer. After spending four years visiting a dingy New York apartment to hear John Wojtowicz — the real-life subject of Sidney Lumet's...
  • Short sale can have grave tax implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am about to close on a short sale in Atlanta and I am being told my lender is going to issue me a 1099C. Can you give me the name of a good tax person I can speak to that might be willing to help me understand...
  • Morgan Quinn: Twenty things every 20-something should know about credit

    If I could relive my 20s again, there are a few things I would do differently. First, I would have called my mom before getting that tattoo. Second, I would have driven right past the animal shelter. And third, I would have paid a lot more attention to my...
  • Harry Reid's tax-raising ploy is a political bamboozle

    OAKLAND, Calif. U.S. internet commerce has grown dramatically over the past decade, from about $93 billion in 2003 to some $322 billion in 2013. Several factors have driven this growth: convenience, access to products that aren't always available locally...
  • Brazil's BNDES in spotlight as Rousseff faces fiscal pressure

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For decades, Brazilian companies large and small have been hooked on cheap credit from state development bank BNDES. That reliance weakens public finances and squeezes private banks out of credit markets. Critics say that instead...
  • College tuition hikes slowing, report says

     College tuition hikes slowing, report says
    Families remain justifiably concerned about paying for college, but there may be cause for some relief, according to a new national report. Though college tuition and fee prices still outpaced the rate of inflation in the past year, the average...
  • Guilty plea in $1.8 million theft to feed gambling habit

    Guilty plea in $1.8 million theft to feed gambling habit
    A longtime employee of a South Emmaus Avenue manufacturing company could be headed to state prison for up to seven years after pleading guilty Wednesday to stealing $1.8 million from the firm to support a casino gambling habit. Nelann Quigley, 66, of...
  • Joseph F. Matthai Jr., banker and veteran

    Joseph F. Matthai Jr., banker and veteran
    Joseph F. Matthai Jr., a retired Maryland National Bank executive and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 31 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 93. The son of Joseph F. Matthai Sr., chairman of the board of United States Fidelity and...
  • ACA open enrollment, part deux

    On November 15 (and through February 15, 2015), the second open-enrollment period will begin for individual health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Despite a dreadful rollout, during the first Open Enrollment period, 8 million individuals...