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  • Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director

    Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director
    "There are two kinds of people — battery chargers and battery drainers," said Amy Manion of Sugar Grove. "Sister Kathleen (Ryan) is a battery charger. She inspires the students and tutors." Ryan, 68, is director of the Dominican Literacy Center...
  • Yellen as many-handed policy goddess: James Saft

    (Reuters) - Harry Truman once made a plea forĀ a one-armed economist, being sick and tired of his advisors always saying "on the one hand this, but on the other hand something else". Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in her speech at Jackson Hole on...
  • Dollar regains luster as Yellen seen less dovish than usual

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest in more than 11 months against a basket of currencies on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came out more balanced than expected on her views about the U.S. economy and monetary policy in...
  • U.S. muni bond funds post $448.7 million in inflows: Lipper

    (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond funds reported $448.7 million of net inflows in the week ended Aug. 20, compared with $648.1 million in inflows in the previous week, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday. The four-week moving average...
  • Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

    MEREDOSIA, Ill. In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world's first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America's ability to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. This FutureGen plant...
  • Dollar General won't back off Family Dollar acquisition

    Dollar General said Thursday that it won't back off its attempt to buy Family Dollar, after the North Carolina-based retailer rejected its bid and stuck with plans to be acquired instead by Dollar Tree. The swift rejection, coming just four days after...
  • Bank of America's $16.65 billion: Where will it go?

    In its $16.65 billion settlement announced Thursday, Bank of America is making $9.65 billion in cash payments to various federal agencies and six states, plus providing $7 billion in consumer relief. The bank said the settlement will reduce its third-...
  • Florida to get $1 billion from Bank of America settlement

    Florida to get $1 billion from Bank of America settlement
    Nearly 17,000 Floridians will receive more than $1 billion in relief as part of a record-setting national settlement with Bank of America, the Florida Attorney General's Office announced Thursday. Bank of America Corp. agreed to pay $16.65 billion to...
  • U.S.-based stock funds attract $9.9 billion in latest week: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Risk appetite made a raging comeback with investors pouring $2.2 billion into high-yield junk bond funds and $9.9 billion into stock funds in the week ended Aug. 20, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday....
  • As Venezuelan deliveries wane, allies tap traders for pricey fuel

    HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand...
  • The world discards its surplus citizens

    The world discards its surplus citizens
    Our problems are connected — and they're going to get worse. Maybe I've spent too much time on the front porch rocker, but it occurs to me that a thread runs through the chaos that dominates the news this summer. Unseen yet increasingly...