| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In a move that will add to the city's mountain of debt, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won support Monday from the City Council's Finance Committee to issue up to $900 million in bonds backed by property taxes.
It's the largest request put forth during Emanuel's...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Netflix formally announced it is seeking to offer $400 million aggregate principal amount of 10-year senior notes due 2024 to institutional investors, coin it expects to use for acquiring original content and expanding into Europe.
The Internet streaming...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: My wife of 34 years died five years ago. Her father is 94. He has accumulated a large amount of wealth over the last 40 years. I always made a point of staying out of financial discussions between my father-in-law and his daughters. He told us...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Weaker signals from the housing markets sent mortgage rates lower for the fifth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.23%, down from 4.32% a week ago.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
"Connecticut is moving forward," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeated several times Thursday in his snow-delayed fourth State of the State speech to a joint session of the General Assembly.
It was a cautiously optimistic and for the most part accurate...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs.
Gansler's campaign issued a statement and...
| Feb 10, 2014
Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
The letter that recently arrived at homes throughout California and other states features a picture of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II" training for another shot at greatness.
"As you're making your financial comeback," it says, "we want you to know...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.
The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
| May 4, 2014
Student loans: In a Money Talk advice column in the April 27 Business section, financial expert Mark Kantrowitz was incorrectly quoted as saying the repayment year of a questioner's student loans was 2014. The correct repayment year is 2024
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank.
In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...