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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pro bono requirement would unduly burden recent law graduates [Letter]

    Pro bono requirement would unduly burden recent law graduates [Letter]
    Claudia Diamond must have been one of the fortunate few law school graduates who had the benefit of a significant scholarship or finished her education with no significant debt to repay ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7). And if she ever provided...
  • Caution on state debt [Editorial]

    Caution on state debt  [Editorial]
    Local government officials aren't the only ones who have to worry about meeting the stormwater pollution reduction targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Chespaeake Bay pollution diet. The State Highway Administration also has a...
  • JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history

    JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing. The nation's largest bank admitted to...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes
    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...