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Forget Tech, Big Oil is Doling Out America's Fattest Paychecks
By Alex Nussbaum
Jul 8, 2018 1:00 AM
Move over Wall Street titans and Silicon Valley giants. When it comes to paychecks, Big Oil now looks like the best bet for U.S. workers.
How Illinois retirement program works (and is it a good idea?)
By Bob Susnjara
Jul 8, 2018 7:27 AM
About 1.2 million Illinois residents will get to have money automatically deducted from their paychecks for a retirement savings plan through a state program being phased in 3½ years after becoming law -- a move the treasurer says could reduce use of publicly funded resources such as food stamps or Medicaid.
Asked if discrimination exists, top banking regulator says he has 'personally never observed it'
By Renae Merle
Jul 5, 2018 11:00 AM
Joseph Otting, one of the country's most powerful banking regulators, repeatedly stumbled over questions from lawmakers this week on whether discrimination remains a problem in the United States, saying he had "personally never observed it." Otting, the U.S. comptroller of the currency, is a leading proponent of revamping the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, which compels banks to lend to borrowers in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Democrats warn that rolling back the law could open the way for more discriminatory lending, and lawmakers peppered Otting with questions about the issue during two congressional hearings.
It can cost more for a checking account if you're black or Latino, study says
By Tracy Jan
Jul 5, 2018 6:37 AM
There is a cost to being black or brown when it comes to banking, according to a New America recent report.
People are worried about these economic warning signs. They can relax. For now.
Andrew Van Dam
Jul 1, 2018 1:05 AM
Every day, new indicators of economic decline emerge. But upon careful examination, their dire warnings don't look so dire. At least for now.
America's fastest-growing credit card is also its least favorite
Jenny Surane and Zeke Faux
Jul 1, 2018 1:00 AM
Credit One Bank is America's fastest-growing credit-card issuer. It's also the most complained about.
5 ways to spend time with friends without spending a lot of money
By BRIANNA MCGURRAN
Jul 1, 2018 1:00 AM
Research has shown that putting energy into your friendships improves your life. And you don't have to spend a lot to do it.
How to be a happy timeshare owner
By LIZ WESTON
Jul 1, 2018 1:07 AM
People who are satisfied with their timeshares tend to have several things in common.
STC Capital Bank to expand in Geneva
Daily Herald Report
Jun 28, 2018 12:09 PM
STC Capital Bank, a local community bank, said it has received regulatory approval to open its next branch this summer in the Randall Square Shopping Center at 1542 S. Randall Road in Geneva.
Loose change found in drawer grew to be multimillion-dollar collection
Jun 24, 2018 1:00 AM
The drawer contained colonial cents, half-cents, and most prominent, an almost-complete set of Liberty Head nickels.
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Family vs. business: Formal family meetings best
Corporate America wouldn't think of holding an important business meeting on Thanksgiving, Independence Day or any other major holiday, but for many family-owned and run businesses, gathering around the family table over a holiday substitutes for a formal business meeting.
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