| Sep 7, 2013
On his first day of work at a downtown Chicago bank, Kevin McLaughlin was introduced to a co-worker named Julie Tyrrell. Kevin was sure he'd seen Julie's freckled, fine-boned face somewhere before, but he couldn't think where.
"God! I know her," Kevin...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Citing a large drop-off in private student loan originations, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the bank would stop issuing student loans Oct. 12.
"Over the last five years, students have increasingly relied on government-backed...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Andrew Carmichael Post is used to fast-tracking his way through life.
At 13, when most boys are fretting about the perils of girls and middle school, Post was attending Cal State Los Angeles, working on degrees in computer science and applied...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And he's still...
| Sep 15, 2013
California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Most Americans have gotten an earful about the too-big-to-fail banks, which created a financial tsunami that engulfed the world — only to be rewarded with a bailout by Uncle Sam.
But what about the little banks caught in the ensuing economic and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON — It's an issue that hasn't gotten much attention but should be a red alert for first-time buyers and others who supplement their incomes with part-time work: Though part-time earnings are playing an increasingly important role in the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:47 AM
After months of partisan haggling and finger-pointing, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would keep interest rates on college student loans from doubling. Actually, the rate already has doubled — from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Congress, which doesn't accomplish much lately without political convulsions, may be close to a needed broad agreement on lowering student loan interest rates.
Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education.
Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week.
The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...