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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Stocks drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
    U.S. stocks drifted to a slightly lower finish on Thursday, weighed down by falling energy stocks as the slump in oil prices deepened. Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average, which eased back from...
  • 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...
  • Correction: Sears-Results story

    In a story Feb. 27 about Sears Holdings Corp., The Associated Press reported erroneously that Chief Financial Officer Rob Schriesheim said in a statement that the actions Sears took in 2014 — such as store closures and inventory reduction —...
  • Letters to the Editor

    Support Gail Johnson for Oswego village president As a current village trustee, I have worked with Gail Johnson for the past four years. Gail has proven herself to be a dedicated leader with integrity and a clear vision for the future. She realizes...
  • Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...
  • Ukraine truce holds as weapons pullback proceeds for second day

    KIEV, Ukraine The latest attempt at peace in Ukraine's easternmost regions appeared to take hold as the military withdrew heavy weapons from the front lines for a second day. The situation in the conflict zone was "relatively calm" during the night, with...
  • Yemenis withdraw dollars and stop work as economy nears collapse

    SANAA, Yemen As Houthi rebels cemented their power in parts of Yemen this month, architect Sami Yahia skipped work and made three runs to the bank. Yahia was worried his country's economy will deteriorate to the point where the financial system doesn't...