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  • Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager

    Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager
    The clues were plain to see in the fading years of Mayor Richard M. Daley's regime. News reports, pension analysts and credit rating agencies warned of exploding city debts, reckless future obligations, even supposed "rainy day" money from privatization...
  • End drug crime by banning cash

    End drug crime by banning cash
    I would like to make some comments on the "streets" as they are today ("Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace," April 1). First and foremost, there is only one medium of exchange on the black market or underground economy and that would be cash,...
  • Abandoned Dresden Drive apartment complex in Newport News could be demolished, rebuilt

    Abandoned Dresden Drive apartment complex in Newport News could be demolished, rebuilt
    An abandoned apartment complex that's been a headache for the Ivy Farms neighborhood for more than a decade will likely be demolished soon, and may be rebuilt. The city has issued a notice to demolish the Dresden Drive complex, formerly named Vista...
  • Fracking moratorium passes Senate

    Fracking moratorium passes Senate
    The natural gas extraction method known as "fracking" would be banned in Maryland until October 2017 under legislation approved Monday night by the Maryland Senate. By a 45-2 vote, senators sent the measure to the House, which has passed a version of...
  • NY: Footwear company to restore 100 jobs outsourced to China

    A footwear maker that has outsourced work to China says it will restore 100 jobs at its western New York factory with the help of $1.75 million in state tax credits. PW Minor makes and distributes leather footwear and orthopedic products. The Batavia...
  • Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill

    Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill
    Before voting Friday on a bill aimed at strengthening the regulation of charter schools, the legislature's education committee cut out a controversial proposal that would have placed a two-year moratorium on new charter schools. "I was persuaded that...
  • Film industry pushing its own study of La. tax break program

    Fighting to keep its lucrative tax break program from being gutted, the film industry Monday circulated an economic analysis of the program's impact in Louisiana that was rosier than a state-financed study. The Motion Picture Association of America and...
  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday: WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February, 10 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3...
  • Baltimore County councilman wants building ban in Honeygo until school projects are set

    Baltimore County councilman wants building ban in Honeygo until school projects are set
    A Baltimore County councilman is proposing a moratorium on new housing in part of Perry Hall until the county pays for a number of projects, including building an elementary school and designating land for a new high school. Councilman David Marks, a...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Can an ex get Social Security spousal benefits?

    Personal finance Q&A: Can an ex get Social Security spousal benefits?
    Dear Liz: Can my 63-year-old ex-husband, who was a slacker who never worked, collect on my Social Security? I am 59 and happily remarried. He hasn't remarried. We were married for 25 years before I left him. Answer: Since you were married for more...
  • Susan Tompor: 5 cool tips for a bigger tax refund

    Most of us have no problem when it comes to shopping around to save $100 on a vacation flight. Or using an app to save $10 on a dinner out. But shop around for a tax break? Who does that? Yet if you know the right tax breaks, you can generate a bigger...