Jan 20, 2012 After refinancing my house with a low-rate, conventional 15-year mortgage, I received an offer to set up bi-weekly or weekly payments. What are the benefits and pitfalls of such a plan? Ron, Richmond Hill, GA
Jan 20, 2012 A review of the week's biggest business news. This week: News of a debt deal for Greece and what U.S. bank earnings says about the industry in the future.
Jan 17, 2012 Our foreign editor John Buckley's take on the S&P downgrade, European debt crisis and Italy's problem down-under.
Jan 17, 2012 Wells Fargo announced a 20 percent yearly profit today, making money on its mortgage business. But Citigroup stumbled as trading revenue dips for stocks and bonds.
Jan 13, 2012 J.P. Morgan Chase reported its earnings were down 23 percent today. What does this mean for the rest of the big banks?
Jan 11, 2012 European officials are reportedly on the verge of blocking a deal to create the world's biggest stock exchange.
Jan 10, 2012 Security officials from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are expected to discuss creating a data center that would be responsible for sifting through mounds of secret bank information to signal whether any cyber attacks could happen.
Jan 5, 2012 European officials are meeting in Brussels today to discuss an oil embargo against Iran in reaction to the country's nuclear program.
Jan 4, 2012 Some early concerns about tight European credit markets making it expensive for European banks to raise capital dragged the markets down in the early hours. That was countered a bit by some more trickles of good news about the U.S. economy.