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  • Fannie Mae posts $1.9B profit in 1Q; paying $1.8B to gov't

    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae says it had net income of $1.9 billion for the first quarter. That's sharply down from the same period a year ago due to lower fee income and larger losses on investments used to hedge against swings in interest rates. The...
  • Kevin O'Connor Leaving UTC For Investment Firm

    Kevin O'Connor Leaving UTC For Investment Firm
    Kevin J. O'Connor, a former U.S. attorney for Connecticut and more recently a top compliance executive at United Technologies Corp., will become general counsel for a Stamford-based investment firm led by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, the firm said...
  • Quickly: 'Should have stayed in college'

    Quickly: 'Should have stayed in college'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. You say you don't like the police? Well, the next time you're in trouble and need help,...
  • No room for Head Start in one La Grange district, but another vows to hold space

    No room for Head Start in one La Grange district, but another vows to hold space
    One La Grange school district has run out of room to house the Head Start preschool program, but a neighboring district to the south is reserving space and counting on the program to give young students an academic boost. The La Grange Elementary...
  • A ruling against would deny half the country affordable healthcare

    The King V. Burwell case before the Supreme Court is ostensibly about whether the government can pay subsidies for insurance to millions of people in state exchanges established by the federal government. However the implication of a ruling against the...
  • Knives are the new guns in lawmakers' Second Amendment expansion

    AUSTIN, Texas State lawmakers are bringing knives to the gunfight. Expanding the battle over the right to bear arms, U.S. legislatures that relaxed laws after the gun lobby's decades-long push are now loosening restrictions on switchblades, dirks,...
  • America's socialists say Bernie Sanders can advance their cause

    WASHINGTON When Sen. Bernie Sanders declared his long-shot presidential run last week, he became the most high-profile candidate to describe himself as a socialist since Norman Thomas made six consecutive bids starting in 1928. The Vermont independent...
  • Feds agree to help diversify Outer Banks' wild horses

    WASHINGTON As the summer tourist season approaches on North Carolina's Outer Banks, there's a growing hope among horse advocates that the iconic wild horses of Corolla can be saved from a fate of inbreeding and deformities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Veterans help returning service members deal with PTSD

    One man from described it as "something you always live with." Another said: "Trying to live with this stuff ... it's hard. It's really hard." They're not talking about physical afflictions. These men are both veterans of our Armed Forces, and they're...
  • Ann McFeatters: Nation's capital ranks appalling high in infant mortality

    WASHINGTON � Spring in the nation's capital is sensational (except for allergies), and record numbers of tourists are flocking here to see it. Last year was the fifth straight year of record-breaking domestic tourism to the city, according to...
  • Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire

    A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. The six tank...