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  • Deficit worries spook Democrats

     
    by Janet Hook With voter anger about the federal deficit intensifying in this election year, Democrats in Congress are edging away from one of their long-held articles of faith -- government spending on social programs such as education and relief......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Academia and the profit motive

     
    The rise of the publicly traded for-profit university has led quite properly to questions about where the student's welfare ranks among the priorities of these institutions. Spokespersons for companies such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan...
  • Money mess 'greatest own goal in history'

     
    Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, at center, looks on as Hull City's Paul McShane, second from left, scores an own goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Arsenal's Emirates stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Hull City won......
  • Obama puts Moran, Pfeiffer in key jobs

     
    by Christi Parsons Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY's List, will join Barack Obama's White House as director of communications. And Dan Pfeiffer, a key Obama communications strategist and sopkesman, will serve as deputy director of communications....
  • Stimulus: $900 billion and growing

     
    by Mark Silva $900 billion and climbing. The economic stimulus package has clocked in with a new price tag in the Senate - more than $900 billion - with the addition of tax breaks for car-buyers and medical research. It......
  • Senate says deal, House says hold on

     
    by James Oliphant and Richard Simon, and updated Senate leaders said today that negotiators have struck a deal on a final version of a sweeping economic recovery package. If true, the bill could be sent to the president for his......
  • For-profit college stocks slammed on student loan repayment data

     
    Shares of for-profit colleges plummeted Monday, continuing a summer-long plunge on deepening fears over a potential federal crackdown on the industry. Heavy selling hit stocks including Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which tumbled $1.44, or 22%...
  • Environmental Protection Agency denies conservationists' petition to ban lead fishing tackle

     
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency denied on Thursday a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle, two months after rejecting the groups' attempt to ban it in hunting ammunition. The EPA said that the petition....
  • Groups sue Environmental Protection Agency over lead ammunition and fishing tackle

     
    WASHINGTON — Three environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force it to prevent lead poisoning of wildlife from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by the Center for.....
  • Cave-in or compromise, Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans could win him much, cost him little

     
    If Republican plans to fix the economy work, they could help ensure the Democrat's reelection in 2012....
  • A dirty little secret in the tax deal

     
    Iowa's two U.S. senators, Democrat Tom Harkin and Republican Chuck Grassley, took advantage of the public's focus on the main parts of the deal – extending the Bush tax cuts at all income levels and extending unemployment benefits for 13 mont...