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  • House panel seeks Justice Department inquiry of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner

    WASHINGTON -- A House committee Wednesday took the rare step of recommending criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner over the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, the latest bid by Republicans to keep the issue alive ahead...
  • Stern Advice: The benefits of depositing your IRA into your 401(k)

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may sound like something you would train your dog to do, but the "reverse rollover" is a maneuver that more retirement-minded workers should try. The move - taking personal individual retirement account (IRA) assets and moving...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Picture this: $50 bill disappears

    Picture this: $50 bill disappears
    A fooled clerk and his money are soon parted. Wonder how the clerk explained this con to his boss? A man told a liquor store clerk he needed a photo of a new $50 bill to settle a dispute, WWSB ABC News-7 in Sarasota. When the clerk held up the note,...
  • U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Monday accused Russia of promoting separatist agitation in eastern Ukraine and threatened to step up economic sanctions on Moscow unless it reverses course. As pro-Russia separatists in the eastern region seized...
  • Microsoft says goodbye to Windows XP operating system

    Microsoft Corp. is finally pulling the plug on a piece of technology that has refused to go away. On Tuesday, the software giant will stop supporting Windows XP, the still ubiquitous computer operating system that's been around for almost 13 years, an...
  • Japan says its fiscal consolidation not too quick

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan won't be able to meet its primary budget balance target without fiscal reforms, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday, countering U.S. calls that the country should avoid "too rapid" a fiscal consolidation. "Figures show...
  • Treasury Dept. to help demolish Illinois' vacant, blighted homes

    Treasury Dept. to help demolish Illinois' vacant, blighted homes
    The Treasury Department will allow Illinois to use up to $30 million of federal hardest-hit funds to demolish vacant, blighted properties in communities most affected by the foreclosure crisis. Municipalities will have to partner with non-profit groups...
  • Illinois' slow foreclosure pace traps neighborhoods in blight

     Illinois' slow foreclosure pace traps neighborhoods in blight
    Thought the foreclosure crisis was over? In many states, it is. Not in Illinois. During 2013, this state ranked No. 3 in foreclosures behind Florida and California, according to research firm RealtyTrac. The shame of it is that Illinois would be...
  • Recalls Lamb's Leadership

    Regarding the recent passing of Gerald A. Lamb, it was my honor and a pleasure to have served in the Vietnam Bonus Division of Connecticut's Treasury Department when Mr. Lamb was the state treasurer. The state legislature had created the "Bonus Division"...
  • Jeremy Stein to step down from short-handed Federal Reserve Board

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy C. Stein plans to step down next month, creating another vacancy on the central bank's already short-handed board. Stein, 53, a Harvard economist and former Obama administration advisor, has served on the...