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  • 4 men found with stolen financial information sentenced

    Federal prosecutors say four men who were found with hundreds of stolen bank and credit account numbers have been sentenced to prison. Authorities say the men were sentenced Wednesday by a judge in Valdosta, Georgia. Prosecutors say 44-year-old...
  • Hammond gets $1.2 million in tax credits

    The city received more than $1.2 million in tax credits for one of its multi-family housing developments, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced Thursday. Flagstone Village, the development that replaced Columbia Center on Columbia Avenue between 175th...
  • AmEx adds perks to popular charge card, but increases fee

    American Express will increase the annual fee on some of its most popular charge cards, the company said Thursday, but the company also increased some of those cards' benefits as well. It's the latest move by American Express to strike a balance...
  • Child care costs rival college for many parents

    Child care costs rival college for many parents
    If I had a quarter for every time I heard someone talk about saving for college, I might have enough to pay for an Ivy League. But hardly anyone talks about the high cost of child care from birth to age 5. Recently, I added up how much I've spent...
  • American Express raises interest rates on some credit cards

    American Express increased interest rates on some of its credit card accounts by an average of 2.5 percentage points in recent weeks, a spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Crosta declined to say how many of its roughly 42...
  • Legislature pushing back against school-choice expansions

    Despite the popularity of such moves with conservative Republicans, efforts to stop the state's new Common Core standards and expand school choice have hit roadblocks in the Legislature this week. The Senate derailed by a wide margin a plan to end the...
  • Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan

    Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan
    Water-propelled jetpack businesses would be regulated instead of banned in Newport Harbor under a plan advanced by the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday. Council members directed staff during a study session to craft an ordinance that would allow...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month
    HARRISBURG — In his first month in office, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has kept lawmakers off balance by throwing them lollipop gestures of kindness one day, and then sneaking political fastballs by them the next. Depending on one's political...
  • Bond refinancing will save East Penn School District $404,000

    Bond refinancing will save East Penn School District $404,000
    East Penn School District will save about $400,000 following its latest round of bond refinancing, but the days of big savings through such actions might be coming to an end. Since 1998, bond refinancing has saved the district $12.8 million, according...
  • Students lobby for New York education tax credit

    Backers of an education tax credit for New York are getting help from private high school students from New York City. Thirty Brooklyn high school juniors from Nazareth High School and the Yeshivah of Flatbush will help with lobbying at the state Capitol...
  • Fate of Obamacare hinges on six words

    WASHINGTON Could a simple six-word sentence fragment, buried deep within hundreds of pages of legislative text, end up destroying Obamacare? It might sound far-fetched at first, but determined opponents think they've found a way to unravel the entire...