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  • Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers

     Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers
    The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators. The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
  • You can buy insurance on your college-bound child

    You can buy peace-of-mind insurance for just about anything these days, from appliances and electronics to cruises and plane tickets. Yes, there's even a policy to protect your rather substantial investment in the 18-year-old who will be strolling onto a...
  • The trainwreck called Obamacare

    "I just see a huge trainwreck coming down." That's not a quote from one of our old editorials or from any of the other critics of what has become known as Obamacare. It's a quote from one of its key backers, one of its designers, one of its advocates...
  • McAuliffe invested with now-indicted Rhode Island estate planner

    Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was an investor with a Rhode Island estate planner who stands accused of committing fraud against ailing elderly people. His investment was made public when prosecutors in the case of Joseph A. Caramadre submitted...
  • John Kerry on forging a Pacific future

    After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
  • Free Press report critical of media consolidation and FCC

    A new report from the media watch dog group Free Press accuses the Federal Communications Commission of turning a blind eye toward media consolidation in the television industry. The study -- "Cease to Resist: How the FCC's Failure to Enforce Its...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • Directors Guild of America Sets Contract Negotiations With Companies

    The Directors Guild of America has set Nov. 4 for contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers. The DGA, which named Michael Apted and Thomas Schlamme as its negotiating committee co-chairs in February, has...
  • Bully-cide...A New Term Every Parent Should Know

    Bully-cide...A New Term Every Parent Should Know
       Another week, another dramatic and disturbing case of bullying goes viral on YouTube.  This time, a tween from Australia slamming a kid about 20 pounds lighter to the ground.  And, HE'S the one being hailed a hero.  The bully was the little guy.  Who...
  • Tax money for Palm Beach County kids goes for high-paid consultants

    Tax money for Palm Beach County kids goes for high-paid consultants
    The Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County has spent more than $350,000 in tax money intended for kids on management reorganization by a pair of Canadian consultants whose charges include $275 an hour for "executive coaching.'' The council...
  • Regulators pressure life insurers to help beneficiaries collect their due

    Regulators nationwide are pushing life insurers to do a better job of tracking when policyholders die and locating the beneficiaries — an effort that could reap billions of dollars for consumers. Insurers regularly monitor Social Security's Death...