Here’s how much $100 is worth in your state

A new map released by the Tax Foundation shows exactly how far $100 would go in all 50 states.

Using recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Tax Foundation was able...

Akerman Continues Chicago Expansion with Five Lawyers; Bolsters National …

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Akerman LLP, a top 100 US law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that five litigators, including prominent trial lawyers

Douglas Albritton,

Martin Tully and

Dara Tarkowski, as well as

Lauren Cooper and

Julian Dayal, have joined the firms rapidly growing Chicago office. Bringing its headcount to 24 lawyers,

Apparently, the bank lobby has not heard of “the Barbra Streisand effect”

Want to keep some news from getting out? Its probably best not to call more attention to it, by, say,launching an advertising blitzaround it.

But thats exactly what the Financial Services Roundtable did today. The group, which advocates for Americas financial services industry, kicked offaweek-long campaign against a public complaint portal maintained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a regulatory agency erected in the wake of the financial crisis to prevent, among other things, the kinds of predatory lending that helped drive the housing bubble. The CFPB accepts complaints from people who have problems with everything from home loans to checking accounts, and publishes...

European vacation proves costly for many US investors

Being bullish on Europe stocks was a fashionable trade at the beginning of 2014. But as often happens when everyone on Wall Street bets in one direction,...

The Register’s Editorial: Parents need to open their eyes on co-signing

If your son or daughter is headed for college, the mailbox is never empty. Schools send glossy fliers and personalized letters to your child. They want to schedule campus visits and provide more information about new programs and dormitory life.

The offers to help pay for all of that are usually addressed to you. The private student loan industry has its sights set on parents.

Lenders know mom and dad are more likely than their children to have assets and a credit history. Many parents feel a sense of obligation to help pay for college. The standard federal loans offered to students frequently dont cover the entire cost of attendance, and families may feel they have no choice...

World of Warcraft may soon be a job-related skill

It’s been perfectly acceptable for years to list certain leisure activities on a resume, such as golf, bridge or even poker. But what about some of the more modern and digital pursuits– say World of Warcraft, Minecraft or fantasy baseball?

As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, some avid video gamers are starting to include their gaming prowess on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. After all, many young people enjoy video gaming instead of traditional leisure pursuits including golf and tennis, which have seen their popularity take a dive.

Catering to this audience, YouTube recently agreed to pay $1 billion for the game-oriented video service twitch TV, which...

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Pure Storage Names Google Finance Exec as CFO

Pure Storage, the fast-growing data storage startup that seems to attract investment money like a magnet, now has a new CFO to keep track of it all.

The company announced today that it has named Tim Riitters, a former finance exec at Google, as its new CFO, effective Aug. 26.

At Google, Riitters was ran the annual financial planning and budgeting processes and led the finance team on predicting revenue. Before that he ran Googles European finance operations from its office in Dublin. Before that he worked at Siebel Systems and Deloitte.

Pure, which specializes in storage arrays based on flash memory chips instead of traditional hard disks, has been growing like crazy;...

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Soldiers’ Consumer Debt Cleared In Rome Finance Shutdown

By Pete Brush

Law360, New York (July 29, 2014, 1:20 PM ET) — Rome Finance Co., which financed purchases for some 18,000 soldiers across the country, has been shuttered by regulators for a slew of abuses in an action that returns service members $92 million in value, New Yorks attorney general said Tuesday after joining state and federal authorities in an investigation.

The California- and Georgia-based lender, as well as its Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC affiliates,...

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Why Grads Should Keep Living Like They’re Still in College

Read More: 5 Ways Recent Grads Kill Their Chances of Getting Hired

Retirement seems a very long way off, but time is moneys best friend. Youre probably used to living on a fraction of what your new paycheck is, so keep doing it. This will allow you to contribute the maximum allowed amount to your retirement plan at work.

In the event your first job opportunity doesnt work out, youll be glad you invested while you had the chance. Remember that not every company will offer a retirement plan.

2. You need tofigure out where you really need to spend, rather than just spending on everything.

Dont jump instantlyup to a new spending level just because youre getting a paycheck,...

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Business news in brief

Business news in brief

By The Associated Press and Bloomberg News

Berkshire climbs to $200,000 per share NEW YORK — Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Thursday traded above $200,000 for the first time, further validating Chairman Warren Buffetts vision for building wealth at the company hes run for almost five decades.

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