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  • Yellen's 'optimal' model calls for rate hike this year, in theory

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said the tenor of economic data will decide when the U.S. central bank raises interest rates. Surprisingly, a data analysis based on Yellen's own priorities points to a rate increase by the end of this year....
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny

    Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — When new leaders took control of the beleaguered Jumoke Academy this summer, one of their first reforms was getting former CEO Michael Sharpe to vacate an apartment that he rented at a discount from the charter school group. But...
  • Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find

    Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find
    When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves. They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...
  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions

    Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions
    Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, seeking information about a law firm hired by U.S. tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries. The lawsuit, filed in a District of Columbia federal...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

    SEATTLE Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries. The underlying tax matter is a big one for...
  • Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty

    Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty
    The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt....
  • A more open government

    In our continued fight for greater openness and transparency in government, we found the following items worthy of comment. A public debate Hampton Councilman Donnie Tuck deserves citizens' thanks for raising questions about the city's participation...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
  • In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | With Video

    In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    You'll find it listed on the meeting agenda of many governing bodies in Hampton Roads — the "consent agenda." Routine by most standards, the consent agenda is a block of resolutions passed in unison by elected leaders with a single "aye" vote....