| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Tax collectors have no problem taking your money when it's due. But they sometimes have problems giving it back when they owe you.
An Allentown man and a Coplay woman spent much of this year seeking refunds for local taxes they either overpaid or...
| Oct 6, 2013
Archer Daniels Midland: coupon clipper to the world.
The mighty Illinois-based agriculture giant has come across more like some kind of bargain-chasing biddy, rich enough to not actually need discounts but unwilling to forgo a single money-saving...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:56 PM
It's that time of the year again.
The air is crisp. The kids are back in school. Football is on the tube. And the fools in Washington are threatening to shut down the government because they can't agree on a budget.
So I guess it's time to show,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There's no denying that the rollout of President Obama's health care law has been anything but smooth. Not to mention, there's been no shortage of misinformation about who will be covered, what levels of insurance will be offered and how much it's all...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:15 PM
House Republicans are starting to fill in the details of what health care policies they would prefer over Obamacare. The 175 conservative representatives in the Republican Study Committee released a plan last week. It's a good start, but there's room...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:26 PM
How do you feel about your buying power over these past few years since the recession supposedly ended? Barely treading water?
You're not alone. Median household income for the nation was flat when adjusted for inflation, at $51,017 last year compared...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Dear Liz: My son is 12 and receives a regular monthly allowance that I've been giving to him in cash. I think it might be time for a checking account. I would like to teach him about using a debit card and not overdrawing his account. All the banks that I...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Federal and state probes into the Community Renewal Team are continuing, according to a new audit report — while the Hartford anti-poverty agency has quietly severed a controversial payroll arrangement with its former CEO that had attracted...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...
| Dec 8, 2013
Winded from the strain of finally addressing the public pension funding crisis last week, our elected heroes in Springfield opted to take a break rather than give one.
Left unresolved is whether companies such as Decatur-based global agriculture giant...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:46 PM
"Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?"
So asks Joy-Ann Reid, managing editor of The Grio, a Web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the...