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  • 818 Roundup: Glendale Fire Chief accepts top post in Seattle; Ruling favors comfort-women statue

    818 Roundup: Glendale Fire Chief accepts top post in Seattle; Ruling favors comfort-women statue
    Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 73 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with patchy fog throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines:...
  • OneWest Bank takeover deal to be debated at hearing

    OneWest Bank takeover deal to be debated at hearing
    CIT Group's $3.4-billion takeover of Pasadena's OneWest Bank will come under scrutiny today at a public-benefit hearing called by U.S. bank regulators. The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency scheduled the hearing at the...
  • Charter schools do not equal education reform

    Charter schools do not equal education reform
    As Philadelphia's Superintendent of Schools, I recommended the approval of more than 30 charter schools because I thought it would improve educational opportunity for our 215,000 students. The last 20 years make it clear I was wrong. Those advocating...
  • Coroner's 2014 budget finally balanced

    Coroner's 2014 budget finally balanced
    It took a bit of tweaking, some accounting techniques and an amendment to the amendment, but the Kane County Coroner's 2014 budget is balanced. Coroner Rob Russell and the county's Finance/Budget Committee — which late last year chose not to...
  • Will budget battle pit affordable housing against environment?

    Will budget battle pit affordable housing against environment?
    TALLAHASSEE - Affordable housing programs could wind up being pitted against conservation projects in a budget fight at the Capitol, though interests groups from both sides insist there’s plenty of money to go around. The Trust for Public Land,...
  • Consumer Reports: The ebays for borrowers, lenders

    Since 2009, bankers have stopped paying any meaningful interest on deposits, Consumer Reports notes. And when they do lend, it can be at rates in excess of 10 percent, even to borrowers with excellent credit. Fortunately for consumers, new intermediaries...
  • Fifth grader places 2nd in contest; alumni honored

    Fifth grader places 2nd in contest; alumni honored
    It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets. Naperville fifth-grader Aayush Desai is decades ahead of the game, by becoming the second place national winner in the SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite essay competition with McGraw...
  • California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform

     California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform
    California may be a blue state, but a Republican-led effort to scale back federal intervention in educational reform is drawing support here. As the House of Representatives moves to vote on reauthorizing a 50-year-old education reform law,...
  • Music royalty hunter Kobalt wins Google funding

    Since the music industry began in the early 20th century, musicians and songwriters have complained about paltry royalty payments for their creations. It's not only the amount of money they complain about. It's waiting for their money, sometimes for...
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. "The speaker's...
  • India sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms

    A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand. The Economic Survey, an...