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  • Is this the worst Congress ever?

    Is this the worst Congress ever?
    This will be a short rant, as we prepare to head off to celebrate the birth of our nation with fireworks, barbeques and the usual trappings of summer. In spite of the celebratory mood, I am troubled by the unrelenting incompetence of the U.S. Congress....
  • Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says

    Iowa gets $64 million in taxes from immigrants in U.S. illegally, report says
    As the national debate over immigration plays out in Congress and along the Southwest border, a new report shows that immigrants who are in the U.S.  illegally contribute about $64 million in state and local taxes in Iowa each year. The report,...
  • Many homeowners with loan mods face rate increases

    Many homeowners with loan mods face rate increases
    If you are one of the millions of once-desperate homeowners who have had their loans reworked by a mortgage company to avoid foreclosure, it's time to start facing the possibility of having to do it all over again. Beginning this year, those whose...
  • Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center

    Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center
    Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money

    Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money
    Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site. Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits

    County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits
    Los Angeles County's five supervisors took a step Tuesday -- over the objections of labor groups -- toward approving a new set of rules that would require a four-fifths vote for any salary or benefit increases in union contracts. The proposal by...
  • Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will

    Glendale philanthropist at center of dispute over will
    The owner of a Glendale BMW dealership and the children of a deceased man who once owned a portion of the property on Brand Boulevard on which it sits are embroiled in multiple legal battles relating to his wills as well as alleged elder abuse. A San...
  • L.A. weighs plan to press banks to renegotiate rate swaps

    Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services. The City Council will vote Wednesday on...