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  • Shanghai abandons city's GDP target as China's economy slows

    Shanghai abandons city's GDP target as China's economy slows
    Shanghai has become the first Chinese city to not set a target this year for growth of its gross domestic product as the country continues a major shift toward slower growth and more balanced economic expansion. GDP figures – at both city and...
  • Free or low-cost options for filing your tax return online

    The April 15 tax deadline may be months away, but it can pay to get started on your return now. For one, some tax software companies are offering free returns for individuals with simple tax situations — likely the case for many 20-somethings &#...
  • Manchester Leaders Back Three-Year Stop On Group Homes

    Manchester Leaders Back Three-Year Stop On Group Homes
    MANCHESTER — A task force appointed to find solutions to what town officials say is an overabundance of state group homes in town has recommended a three-year moratorium on such facilities. The hiatus would allow the state "to assess the...
  • S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'

    S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to 'junk'
    Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country's financial buffers at risk amid a slide in...
  • Police: Bethlehem purse snatchers caught thanks to cellphone app

    Police: Bethlehem purse snatchers caught thanks to cellphone app
    A man and a woman snatched a woman's purse in west Bethlehem but were caught after an app on the victim's cellphone pinned down their location, according to court records. Jennifer L. Richardson, 32, and Jose M. Rivera-Rodriguez, 39, both of the 1200...
  • Blotter: Man charged with identity theft in Northbrook

    Blotter: Man charged with identity theft in Northbrook
    The following items were taken from police reports: Northbrook A 23-year-old Chicago man was arrested and charged Jan. 15 with aggravated financial identity theft after being found with three unauthorized re-encoded credit cards in his possession in...
  • SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think

    SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think
    On the surface, the bankruptcy of SkyMall seems to be easily explained and none too surprising. The publisher of those seat-back catalogs brimming with useless crapola thumbed through by millions of air passengers, SkyMall ostensibly became the victim...
  • Christopher Flavelle: How unions could help Republicans on wages

    If Republicans are serious about fighting stagnant wages, but don't want to expand government or tax the rich, here's an idea: Why not strengthen unions? Sounds crazy, right? It's hard to think of any group that Republicans oppose more starkly than...
  • US Caribbean energy summit seeks ways to ease region away from shaky Venezuela oil program

    A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Fears that falling oil prices could knock the wheels off the already wobbly economy of oil-dependent...
  • Mathews Schools take first glance at proposed budget

    MATHEWS – Although it is very early on in the budget process, Mathews County Public Schools could be looking at significant savings next year by cutting its debt service costs nearly in half. The Mathews School Board reviewed its first draft of...
  • Obama outlines plans to help middle class in State of the Union address

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama used his second-to-last State of the Union speech on Tuesday to pitch an aggressive agenda for his final years in office, positioning himself as a champion of a middle class that has yet to feel the effects of a...