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  • State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst

    State spending review might delay park improvement project in Elmhurst
    A habit the Elmhurst Park District has of updating an aging playground in one of its parks every year might have to be modified if a $400,000 state grant doesn't come through. A review of discretionary spending by Gov. Bruce Rauner means the matching...
  • Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show

    Fed policymakers weighed risks of interest rate hike, minutes show
    A decision on when to start raising the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate remained elusive, even though policymakers spent much of their last meeting debating the timing of the hike. Many worried at the Federal Open Market Committee...
  • Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains

    Stocks eke out record high; Goodyear gains
    U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. Investments typically considered less risky,...
  • S&P to pay $1.4 billion in claims it misled investors with rosy ratings

    S&P to pay $1.4 billion in claims it misled investors with rosy ratings
    Ending one the most contentious cases of the post-crisis era, Standard & Poor's Financial Services agreed to settle government allegations that it misled investors with rosy credit ratings on billions of dollars of mortgage securities during the run-up to...
  • Stocks edge lower as markets reopen after holiday

    Stocks edge lower as markets reopen after holiday
    U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Tuesday as investors continued to watch Greece's debt talks and hoped a deal would eventually be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost...
  • State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review

    State money for local park projects remains in limbo, awaits Rauner review
    On Jan. 3, in the twilight of his term, then-Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $26 million in state grants would be awarded to 75 local park projects across the state. The grants included $400,000 to renovate a Lake County aquatic facility, another $400,000...
  • Who wins in the City National bank sale

    Royal Bank of Canada's purchase of City National Corp., the priciest bank deal since the financial crisis, will create major expansion opportunities for the L.A. banking firm's key businesses — wealth management, entertainment services, private...
  • Pennsylvania gets $21.5 million in S&P mortgage fraud settlement

    Pennsylvania gets $21.5 million in S&P mortgage fraud settlement
    HARRISBURG — The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Financial Services has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $21.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed the company defrauded investors by abandoning its role as an independent loan...
  • Lehigh Valley banking: In line or online?

    Lehigh Valley banking: In line or online?
    When First Niagara Financial Group announced plans to close 17 branches, including one at 16th and Allen streets in Allentown, it cited technology as the main reason. Bank branch traffic is on the decline, as is the number of transactions handled per...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Obama still reading from the same old script

    It's hard to believe that was only President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last...