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  • Battle looms over retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule

    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet on the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms

    Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms
    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end to the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Investing: Whose advice can you trust?

    News that the Department of Labor might extend a fiduciary standard to everyone who advises investors on retirement accounts recently sent interested parties on Wall Street and in Washington into a tizzy. (For the record, investment fiduciaries are...
  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Fixes to residential treatment on the way in Illinois, but budget woes loom

    Fixes to residential treatment on the way in Illinois, but budget woes loom
    State officials and child advocates have begun the difficult, deliberate work of revamping Illinois' child welfare system following reports late last year that young state wards were assaulted, raped and lured into prostitution at taxpayer-financed...
  • U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards

     U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards
    In September 2008, as the financial crisis emerged, a retirement account of Al and Karin Betz slumped in value to $130,000 from about $160,000. "I got a cold call saying, 'Would you have some money to invest?'" Al Betz, 66, recalled. "I said, 'If you...
  • Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

     Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and...
  • Clippers' blue-collar fans sell tickets to rivals' fans to stay in black

    Clippers' blue-collar fans sell tickets to rivals' fans to stay in black
    The words rattled through the city like one of his fan-pleasing dunks. Only this time, it appeared Blake Griffin was dunking on those fans. After the Clippers' demoralizing loss to Golden State in front of a Warriors-centric crowd at Staples Center on...
  • Accretive CEO to seek relisting as it rebuilds

    Accretive CEO to seek relisting as it rebuilds
    Accretive Health aims to take a symbolic step in the coming months toward regaining the trust of clients and the public, freeing it up, CEO Emad Rizk says, to grow in a sector that's expected to boom in coming years. That step — relisting on a...
  • Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers

    Banks raising credit card borrowing limits for subprime customers
    The nation's major banks are more readily raising borrowing limits for credit card customers — including those with blemished credit histories — and are facing higher risks as a result. With profits pinched by tighter regulation and low...
  • America talks up competition and now has it

    America talks up competition and now has it
    While most of the world is focused on the challenges to the U.S. in an increasingly fluid Middle East, a once-unthinkable phenomenon is playing out in Asia. Having failed to kill the Chinese-led proposal to create an Asian Infrastructure Investment...