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Becky Yerak
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Becky Yerak is the banking, insurance and private equity reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Becky Yerak is the banking, insurance and private equity reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

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The mysterious case of the suburban Chicago bank who was warning customers to not use debit or credit cards in cabs

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One of favorite Chicago Tribune profiles in recent years.

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Latest example of an investment firm deciding to inhale in a burgeoning pot industry

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Two funeral-products companies, including a family-owned business in Joliet, IL, are now owned by the same private equity firm, the Chicago Tribune reported recently:

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Who wants to wear Google Glass, and even if you do, would you like to access credit-card information from the wearables? Discover Financial, the Riverwoods, IL-based credit card company, believes that its cardholders might want to check out their balances wearing the things.

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Many car insurers have programs that give discounts to drivers in return for monitoring their braking and mileage, but Progressive is the first big player to add driver location to the mix, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Watch out, Mayhem & Flo: Will driverless cars mean the end of auto insurance?

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Would you use financial services offered by your local post office?
Bill Moller and I discuss:

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Heading to the post office last week to mail a birthday package, I was worried that the line might be long and slow. Now, the U.S. Postal Service is considering offering financial products, the Chicago Tribune reports. What do you think?
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