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U.S. Auto Loans Soar To Highest In 8 years

U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.

08/18/2014

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Mayor Slay Defends McKee’s Extension

Developer Paul McKee has until the end of the month to pay his debt of legal fees to the city. Mayor Francis Slay is standing by him despite critics.

04/18/2014

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Survey Says Daters Don’t Like Debtors

A survey on love and money finds that dating couples want to know about debt.

02/14/2014

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Illinois Lawmakers OK Plan to Fix $100B Pension Crisis

The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.

12/03/2013

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Science Center Aims to Reduce $20 Million Debt

The St. Louis Science Center hopes closing some exhibits and ramping up donations will help reduce their 20 million dollar debt.

05/10/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Mo. Bill Bars People from Getting Hunting Licenses if They Owe Money to Jails

The measure endorsed today would also divert a person’s lottery prizes and income tax refunds to pay for jail debts.

02/12/2013

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

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Illinois Comptroller Says Prison Sale Isn’t Enough

The state’s plan is to first pay off bonds used to pay to construct the prison. After that, the governor has said the state should focus on paying down some bills.

10/09/2012

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