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  • Greek default fears drive up euro-zone bond yields

     
    Europe’s government-debt crisis is flaring again, as interest rates on Greek, Irish and Portuguese bonds surge on fears that some form of default is inevitable. The annualized yield on two-year Greek notes (charted at left) jumped to 17.83% on...
  • Just three PA Dems vote to increase debt, all other PA lawmakers vote "no"

     
    Nearly every Pennsylvania lawmaker in the U.S. House Tuesday night bucked the White House's call for a clean debt limit increase, including the state's three Blue Dog Democrats Tim Holden, Jason Altmire and Mark Critz. The only Keystone Democrats to......
  • Moody's warns it may cut Italy's debt rating; Greek bailout talks advance

     
    The dreaded fear of contagion in Europe’s government-debt crisis flared on Friday after Moody’s Investors Service put Italy’s bond ratings on review for possible downgrade. Moody’s move came after hopes rose early Friday that...
  • Obama on deficit talks: 'I have bent over backwards to work with the Republicans'

     
    In 6,102 words Obama seeks to portray himself as the compromiser-in-chief on the stalemated deficit reduction talks....
  • Toomey centerstage

     
    Pennsylvania’s U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stood center stage at a press conference Tuesday morning backed by close to 20 Republican lawmakers from both the Senate and the House to reiterate his months-long demand that the U.S. Treasury promise to pay........
  • Toomey's "I told you so" moment

     
    Months after U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner publicly sparred over whether the government should or even could prioritize debt payments if Congress couldn't get its act together and raise the debt ceiling, Geithner may be...
  • '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...
  • Risky Business

    In 2003, the Bethlehem Area School District was a dozen years and $93 million into renovating every one of its school buildings but had yet to tackle the most expensive projects -- construction of a new Broughal Middle School and renovations at Freedom...
  • Crushing debt takes a toll on school programs

    The boy, small for 4, curled up on his dad's lap in the lobby and did something that would have seemed impossible at the start of the school year. He spoke in complete, coherent sentences. "He was telling me stories about his teacher and then he went on...
  • Choosing a credit counselor

    Maybe you've reached the point that you need a credit counselor to help with your money problems. How do you find a reputable one? While the Internal Revenue Service has cleared out a lot of bad players that didn't act like the nonprofit they were...
  • Laguna Laurel bonds in final year

    A $20,000 million bond measure that helped pay to prevent mass construction in Laguna Canyon will be paid off this fiscal year. The City Council set on Tuesday the tax rate for the final year of the general obligation bond measure, which Laguna's...