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  • IMF lowers forecast for global economy despite 'decent' U.S. growth

    The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast slightly for the world economy despite mounting signs that the U.S. is “leaving the financial crisis behind and achieving decent growth.” Improvements in the recovery from the Great...
  • Stocks edge lower; H&R Block sinks

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower, giving up an early gain. Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's...
  • DuPage water agency pays off financial snafu loans

    DuPage water agency pays off financial snafu loans
    The DuPage Water Commission has voted to make the final payment on $70 million in short-term loans that the agency borrowed after a financial crisis that was discovered in 2009. In late 2009, it was discovered that the former financial administrator...
  • Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law

    Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law
    A high-frequency trader was indicted Thursday on charges that he manipulated commodities futures prices and illegally profited nearly $1.6 million. Michael Coscia, 52, was charged with six counts of commodities fraud and six counts of "spoofing," in...
  • Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime

    Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime
    Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said. The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen...
  • Creating a more just and humane society

    Attorney General Eric Holder will be remembered for his lasting impact in three areas. First, he will be remembered for how his office pursued some, but not all, of the perpetrators of the financial crisis. On the one hand, he aggressively pursued...
  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the red for September. It was only the third monthly loss for the benchmark index this year. After a day of slight ups and downs, the S&P 500 fell five points, or 0.3...
  • The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]

    The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]
    The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, was established by Congress to regulate the money supply — that is, the value of the dollar, credit and interest rates. And for years now, it has undertaken extraordinary and unprecedented actions to...
  • Economic data, Syria strikes weaken US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower. The biggest declines came in Europe, where France's benchmark index fell sharply. The selling was more modest in Asia and the U.S., where...
  • Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves

    The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves. But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
  • Dave Leber: Pay it forward worthy goal for retired baby boomers

    Dave Leber: Pay it forward worthy goal for retired baby boomers
    The financial crisis that began in late 2007 has significantly affected many retirees and baby boomers. Their plans and dreams for a comfortable retirement have been upended, and many of us are wondering what's next. The world has changed and much...