Stories by Dave Carpenter

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Myths on financial planning abound

CHICAGO - No matter how many years you are from calling it quits, it's essential to have some kind of plan in mind for financing retirement.
By Dave Carpenter

Monday, Aug 27, 2012

401(k) matches back at pre-crisis level

More companies are now offering a 401(k) match to their employees than were before the 2008 financial crisis, when many dropped it under duress, according to new data by Charles Schwab Corp. ...
By Dave Carpenter

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Europe's crisis has investors uncertain

Greek elections on Sunday kicked off two potentially tumultuous weeks in the European debt crisis.
By Dave Carpenter

Monday, May 14, 2012

Facebook IPO shares tough task for small investors

CHICAGO — Most people who like the idea of owning Facebook’s stock will have difficulty getting it at the offer price, currently expected at $28 to $35 a share.
By Dave Carpenter

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008

Some investors grow leery of stock market

CHICAGO --- Judy Katz reached her breaking point with stocks when the Dow collapsed at the start of this month, free-falling as much as 2,400 points and taking a big chunk of her life's savings ...
By Dave Carpenter

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Fed worries inflation is on rise

CHICAGO - Consumers had cause to cheer, or at least applaud politely, this week when the government forecast summer gasoline prices slightly below last year's.
By Dave Carpenter
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Former Augusta fire marshal to serve prison term for extortion
Jason Beard is to report to a federal prison on June 30 to begin the sentence imposed for six counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion.
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