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  • Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change

    Celebrating 150 years of 'In God We Trust' on our change
    While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years. On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • Church, housing groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement money

    A collection of religious groups and homeownership advocates sued California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday demanding that he return about $350 million from the 2012 national mortgage settlement that was used to plug holes in the 2013 state budget. The...
  • Traders pocketed $256 million on Federal Reserve leaks, study finds

    Traders may have made up to $256 million in illicit profit by getting early word of the Federal Reserve’s decisions to loosen or tighten the money supply, according to researchers at Singapore Management University. The researchers cited “...
  • Will Elizabeth Warren run?

    Will Elizabeth Warren run?
    In her recently published memoir, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) relays a chilling anecdote about how Washington really works. In 2009, she was running a congressional panel to oversee the Treasury Department's bailout of the financial industry, and...
  • China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations

    China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations
    China summoned the U.S. ambassador after the United States accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, warning Washington it could take further action, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The U.S....
  • GOP rivals Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari trade shots in radio debate

    Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari, the leading Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall, clashed Thursday in a scrappy debate that highlighted the split between the tea party and establishment factions of the state GOP....
  • Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers

    Baltimore Housing Authority to sell 22 complexes to private developers
    Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday. Beginning next year,...
  • GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it

    GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back. In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
  • Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania now cheering ability to divorce too

    It finally sank in for Suzanne Rotondo when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday he wouldn't contest a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage: She could finally get a divorce. The Keystone State was the last...
  • 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...