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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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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.

Upcoming earnings reports could quell investors' fears

Stock investors are craving assurances as the unrelenting fall in oil prices has been stoking concerns that the global economy is weakening and the bull market's days may be numbered.

Many college freshmen clueless about debt load

As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later.

No bull: 2015 stock market expected to grow — just not as much

The stock market is expected to continue to be kind to investors in the new year but with more humble gains than the last three years.

Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money.

It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess."

Did 'Santa Claus' come to town early for the markets?

Did Santa sneak down your chimney earlier in November and drop so much candy into your investment stocking that he won't show up again between now and Christmas?

Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it.

About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree.

'Buying frenzy' overcomes recent investor fears

A month after investors fretted that Ebola, Middle East fighting and worldwide deflation would pull the rug out from under the stock market, stocks have taken an impressive turn for the best.

Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?

One of the magic ingredients that's been sweetening the stock market the last couple of years has been the popular practice of companies buying back shares of their own stock.

Smart tax tips for the end of year

Halloween has just passed so should you be getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner, shop for Christmas or Hanukkah, or plan for April?

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