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  • Credit crunch led to general contractor's woes

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm nearing 66 and still working, although I'm retired military of nearly 36 years, a Vietnam vet, and drawing Social Security. I had a successful business as a general contractor for many years. In 2008, just as...
  • American Apparel CEO's playboy lifestyle overshadowed successes

    American Apparel's abrupt ouster of controversial Chief Executive Dov Charney may pitch the company into bankruptcy by triggering defaults on two outstanding loans, the retailer warned Thursday.  In an SEC filing, American Apparel said the board's...
  • Mortgage rates ease, Freddie Mac says: 30-year fixed averages 4.17%

    Mortgage rates ease, Freddie Mac says: 30-year fixed averages 4.17%
    Mortgage interest rates eased slightly this week, with lenders offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.17%, down from 4.2% a week earlier, Freddie Mac said. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.3%, down from 3....
  • Film Review: 'It's Only Make Believe'

    Despite the title, there's nothing very fanciful about the trials endured by the heroine of "It's Only Make Believe," or her doggedly realistic responses to them. Still, there's a breathless hyperreality to Arild Ostin Ommundsen's latest feature that...
  • Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

    President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. Obama...
  • Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures

    Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures
    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans, a White House official said on Sunday. The president will sign an order directing the secretary of...
  • Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income

    President Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
  • How to think about a budget

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am trying to put a budget together and need some guidance on how much I should budget for food each month. I am single, so this money is often used as entertainment, and therefore I am currently spending way too...
  • Tribune Publishing to carry $350 million in debt in spinoff

    Tribune Publishing to carry $350 million in debt in spinoff
    Tribune Publishing will carry $350 million of debt when it spins off as a stand-alone company, $25 million higher than previously stated. That figure includes a $275 million cash dividend payable to Tribune Co., which remains the same.   The increased...
  • St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower

    St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower
    St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25. The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...