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  • 'Our cash cow died on us'

    About two decades ago, regional and suburban school districts across the Lehigh Valley area began using unconventional and controversial bond transactions to pay for building renovations and new schools. During the same time, the Allentown School...
  • Venture Capital Investments Up In Connecticut

    Venture capital investments in state businesses more than doubled in the first quarter of 2009, bucking declines nationally but still modest compared to stronger economic times. A total of $37.3 million was invested in five Connecticut companies in the...
  • Court decision targets mystery closing fees

    A federal district court has handed down a ruling in a class action that could have a direct effect on the fees you pay to the real estate company at closing, whether as a buyer or seller. The decision targets one of the most common practices adopted...
  • Report: 'End all swaps,' then ban them

    Report: 'End all swaps,' then ban them
    The Bethlehem Area School District's use of risky derivatives, combined with a financial adviser who had a stake in making the deals and investment banks that made "huge hidden profits" once the deals were sealed, cost district taxpayers at least $10.2...
  • Tastemakers: Power & Grace

    Tastemakers: Power & Grace
    J.J. Abrams Hollywood Multi-hyphenate, Founder of Bad Robot Productions With blockbusters like Star Trek and Armageddon, not to mention TV series Alias, Lost and Fringe, the producer, director, screenwriter, actor and composer has set himself apart as an...
  • 2 new bids entered for port operating rights

    NORFOLK — Two privately owned firms with substantial financial backing submitted proposals Monday morning to compete for the operating rights of the cargo terminals owned by the Virginia Port Authority. Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm...
  • BASD debt load could be diminished

    The Bethlehem Area School District's debt load could lessen, but the future of the district's finances remains murky because of a risky financing package. Longtime district business manager Stanley J. Majewski Jr., who is retiring, told the school board'...
  • BASD's defense of swap deals falls short

    Bethlehem Area School District administrators have staunchly defended the district's use of variable rate bonds and complex derivatives in its borrowing plan, saying it saved taxpayers $6.3 million. But a report prepared by Stanley J. Majewski Jr., the...
  • Bethlehem Area settles on 5.1% hike

    Taxes will increase by 5.1 percent for Bethlehem Area School District property owners in the coming school year, after the school board rejected a 6.3 percent hike Monday night. The board voted 5-4 to fund the $179.8 million budget with the lower...
  • Boscola asking for state probe of 'swap' deals

    State Sen. Lisa Boscola is asking the Pennsylvania auditor general to investigate the Bethlehem Area School District's derivative "swap" deals, which have cost taxpayers more than $57 million. Boscola, D-Northampton, is calling on Auditor General Jack...
  • Investor sues MICG, CEO for $1.45M

    A Newport News investor has filed a $1.45 million lawsuit against financial services firm MICG Investment Management, its CEO and the firm that provided MICG's audits and accounting services. The investor, Shirley Hatten of Newport News, contends in...