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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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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.

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."

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