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Astoria Characters: The Original Wild One

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Everybody else in the house is still asleep. That's why Tommy Capezza is waiting at the front door.

Are Consumers Afraid of Debt Now?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

A recent publication out from the Federal Reserve appears to indicate consumers have learned to cut back on debt, at least for now. The reduction mig...

Are You Staying Together For the House?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Some couples stay together for love, and others stay together for the kids. But today, with unemployment at 9.1% and real estate prices continuing to...

Fannie, Freddie Completing Fewer Mortgage Modifications

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of loan modifications and mortgage repayment plans completed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac declined in the first quarter of 20...

Lawsuit Suggests Banks May Have Improperly Cashed In On Bad Loans

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the real estate crash decimated investor wealth and precipitated a punishing foreclosure crisis, several banks may have improperly pocketed com...

Kane County Program for Troubled Teens "Magical"

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandy Kaczmarski

The Kane County Diagnostic Center has a new program for troubled teens. Sold to the county board as a way to save taxpayer money, the sign-up sheet is...