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  • Delinquent consumer loans at record lows on bank balance sheets

    Delinquent consumer loans at record lows on bank balance sheets
    Delinquencies on consumer loans have hit another all-time low, according to the American Bankers Assn., which says that is good news for the economy as well as for the balance sheets of the banks that are owed money. Bank credit-card delinquencies...
  • Freddie Mac: Home loan rates level off; 30-year fixed at 4.51%

    Freddie Mac: Home loan rates level off; 30-year fixed at 4.51%
    Mortgage rates leveled off in familiar territory this week, home finance giant Freddie Mac said, with lenders offering 30-year fixed loans to solid buyers at an average of 4.51%, down from 4.53% last week. Fifteen-year fixed mortgages, popular with...
  • Personal finance resolutions for 2014

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Money makes the world go around. And every year we make resolutions to save more of it, invest it more profitably and spend more wisely. The good news is that the economy truly seems to be on an upswing. The third...
  • Calculating how much to put into a 401(k)

    Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
  • Wells Fargo profit up 10% despite downturn in mortgages

    Wells Fargo profit up 10% despite downturn in mortgages
    Despite a sharp downturn in its market-leading mortgage business, Wells Fargo & Co. reported a 10% improvement in fourth-quarter earnings as loan losses declined and the San Francisco bank collected higher fees in other businesses. Wells, which wrote...
  • St. Charles aldermen support tax abatement

    St. Charles aldermen on Monday unanimously supported a resolution to abate a portion of the city's annual property tax levy. At a committee meeting, Finance Director Chris Minick said the abatement of the city's debt service levy would amount to about...
  • Wells Fargo eclipses JPMorgan as most profitable U.S. bank

    NEW YORK — Massive legal payouts didn't just cost JPMorgan Chase & Co. billions last year. They also cost the Wall Street giant its title as America's most profitable bank. After weathering a barrage of legal and regulatory assaults in 2013, the...
  • A placeholder budget [Editorial]

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
  • Use Projected State Surplus To Pay The Debt

    It looks as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's fiscal luck is finally turning after starting his term several billion dollars in the hole with somebody else's deficit. A record tax hike pushed by Mr. Malloy three years ago, a booming stock market that has...
  • Local banks jockey for new customers

    Local banks jockey for new customers
    Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession. With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...
  • For the record

    Culinary tour: In the April 20 Travel section, an article on a culinary tour of the Big Island of Hawaii identified the ice cream brand sold at Discovery Antiques as Lappert's Hawaii. It is Tropical Dreams, and the flavors are mango, macadamia nut,...