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  • Improper payments by federal agencies reach a record $125B

    Federal agencies set a new record for improper payments last year, shelling out $125 billion in questionable benefits after years of declines. The payments included tax credits for families that didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might...
  • Mitch Albom: No reason to brag about killing $50M film credits

    This past week, Michigan's House of Representatives voted to kill the tax incentives for the film industry. Some lawmakers acted as if they'd just slain an evil dragon. Not so fast, Gandalf. I was in on the creation of these things. Back in 2008, at the...
  • H.B. pursues nine amendments for tightening Beach/Edinger development

    After months of vetting possible ways to slow development along two of Huntington Beach's busiest streets, the City Council on Monday directed staff to start drafting amendments to the city's Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan. Council members...
  • March Madness: Let the workplace distractions begin

    The madness that is March Madness is shifting into high gear in offices around the nation. An estimated 60 million people are trying to put together a winning bracket for the 2015 NCAA men's basketball tournament, which starts this week. Come Thursday...
  • Indiana House backs 3-year ban on building nursing homes

    Indiana would have a three-year moratorium on construction of most new nursing homes under a proposal the state House narrowly approved Tuesday. The 52-40 vote came after a similar bill failed a year ago following private lobbying by a senior...
  • Senate lawmakers make big changes to Ga. transportation bill

    A key Senate committee on Tuesday approved significant changes to a bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs. A House version of the bill converted Georgia's mix of taxes on fuel to a 29.2 cents-per-gallon excise tax...
  • Puerto Rico sells $246 million in bond anticipation notes

    Puerto Rico's government said Tuesday that it has sold $246 million in bond anticipation notes to refinance part of its short-term debt and help generate more money for the financially strapped island. The notes issued by Puerto Rico's Infrastructure...
  • For seven Geneva school board candidates, looming debt biggest issue

    Geneva school board candidates each see a particular issue that weakens District 304: Dwindling state funding; lack of emotional support for students; too few high schoolers exploring vocational careers. But all candidates agree the most immediate...
  • Report: Energy companies, big banks reap big federal assistance

    WASHINGTON Energy companies and financial firms have received the lion's share of federal assistance to corporations since 2000, according to a new report from a watchdog group. Big banks and Wall Street firms that took advantage of the bailout following...
  • Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough

    Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough
    The heavyweight companies that keep credit files on about 200 million U.S. consumers are patting themselves on the back for unveiling steps to improve the accuracy of their records. This would be laudable if it weren't so laughable. The reality is...
  • Moratorium sought on school testing

    Moratorium sought on school testing
    Two Republican lawmakers want to put a moratorium on standardized testing for students in second grade or lower, arguing youngsters are over-tested and losing enthusiasm for school. Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, a Baltimore County Republican,...