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Tax credit helps low-income workers save for retirement

If a stranger walked up to you today and offered to give you $1,000, and it wasn't a con job, would you take it? How about $200 or $100?

1st quarter ends with stocks down, disappointment over economy

The first quarter has come to an end with analysts much less certain about the strength of the economy than they were late in 2014 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping into losing territory for 2015.

Deflation fears rise as prices fall

One of the spooky words kicked around by stock market watchers during the last few months has been deflation.

Is economy ready to fly or headed for crash landing?

Is the mommy robin getting ready to push her fledglings out of the nest?

Stocks plunge on dollar's strength, possible rise in interest rates

You might think one of the strongest unemployment rates in years would be viewed as good news for the stock market.

Take a Dow, Apple

In a sign of the times, Apple is about to take its place among the 30 bluest of the blue chip companies — in other words, among the nation's premier companies considered "a must" when thinking about the fabric of the U.S. economy.

Stocks rally on Greece deal, Fed remarks ... but will good feelings last?

Another intermission in the Greek debt drama and pacifying words from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen have lifted stocks once again to new record highs.

Investing in 'unloved' mutual funds requires caution, patience

When people pick mutual funds, they are usually overwhelmed by the choices and often make the mistake of judging them as they would a beauty contest. They pick the most beautiful fund among all of the possibilities.

So far, markets calm despite more trouble with Greece

It's back to the future in the Eurozone with Greece's massive debt problems rising once again.

Market rallies as earnings season nears end

Earnings reporting season is approaching the home stretch, with assurances for investors that U.S. companies are still able to deliver acceptable profits despite a multitude of worries about global markets.

Money anxiety continues to take a toll on Americans

Although the jobs massacre of 2008 and 2009 has come to an end and people are seeing the value of their homes and 401(k)s shoot up, Americans remain seriously stressed over money.

Rauner outlines Illinois' financial hurdles, analysts wait to see more

For advocates of major financial change in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke the right words in his State of the State address.

Proposed pinch on your 401(k) looks eerily similar to Obama's 529 idea

The Obama administration forgot the first rule of the jungle: Never threaten a mother protecting her young.

Global weakness pummels markets

There's been a slugfest in the stock market since the beginning of the year.

Taxpayer clinics help fill void left by IRS budget cuts

Just hope you don't have any questions when you try to figure out your taxes this year.

Cautious investors saw surprising results in 2014

2014 didn't turn out to be the year analysts thought it would be for stocks in Illinois or nationally, as surprise twists in the economy turned expected losers into winners and global behemoths like Caterpillar into losers.

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