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Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.

Stock market has largely recovered, but more investors playing it safer

As Europe's debt crisis reached a boil earlier this year, John Began jettisoned his investments in stock funds with foreign holdings.

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.

Susan Tompor: Locksmith scam a new twist

Locks are supposed to keep the crooks away — or at least make them work harder. So who would imagine that there's a locksmith scam out there?

British lawmakers criticize ex-Barclays CEO

Former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond offered a "highly selective" account to a parliamentary hearing on the banking rate-fixing scandal, British lawmakers said Saturday in a highly critical report.

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.

A task force may out-do Inslee, McKenna on education money

Our governor candidates want to believe growth will provide enough money to fix schools. The Legislature has set up a group that looks capable of delivering a smarter answer.

HUD to Auction $1.7 Billion in Delinquent Home Mortgages

A $1.7 billion portfolio of non- performing, federally insured home loans will be offered for sale at auction next month as the government seeks to reduce losses from mounting foreclosures.

What's in your wallet? Wait, you don't need one

Most Americans pay with plastic or cash when they visit the grocery store, buy their daily coffee, or fill up the gas tank. But a growing number of large companies are trying to change that.

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.