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  • Corporations Only Doing What's Best For Them

    Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion," more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an...
  • Federal agencies set job applicant limits

    Federal agencies set job applicant limits
    Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him. Now the competition is likely to get more intense. Some agencies have begun to limit the...
  • Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action

    Outside Opinion: SRO solutions call for practical action
    The Chicago City Council last month put a temporary moratorium on tearing down single-room-occupancy hotels or converting them to other uses. Some aldermen plan to propose a law that would preserve the supply of very-low-rent housing. Here is one of two...
  • White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq

    White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S....
  • Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war
    Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not...
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine

    Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine
    Vice President Joe Biden agreed in a call with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday that Russia's military activities in eastern Ukraine were inconsistent with its stated desire to improve the humanitarian situation there, the White House said....
  • Government does not belong in the home-loan business

    The Aug. 6 editorial “How to avoid the next housing bust” correctly identified the government loan agencies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the prime cause of the last home mortgage crisis and likely cause of the next. The government does not...
  • San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

    San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
    At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...