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  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
  • Angels walk off with series win over Mariners

    Angels walk off with series win over Mariners ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels' reliance on late drama claimed a new victim: the American League saves leader. Shortstop Grant Green's single off Seattle closer Fernando Rodney with the...
  • Despite doomsayers, Obama leads a recovery

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Monday, July 14: President Barack Obama's political opponents doubtless won't take "yes" for an answer or acknowledge that his stewardship of the economy has been on track, but the June...
  • Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development

    Des Plaines might restructure TIF to spur development
    Des Plaines city officials have a new plan to spur development on five vacant acres on the corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads. The plan calls for reducing the size of the city's sixth tax increment financing district — which includes a car wash,...
  • Italy hits resistance to softer European spending rules

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy and its allies will receive no special leeway in meeting EU budget rules, European officials agreed on Tuesday, as Germany resisted attempts to soft-pedal on long-promised spending reforms. Italy, leading a drive for greater...
  • GOP Questions Accuracy Of Malloy TV Ad

    Republicans are questioning the accuracy of the first campaign commercial that is currently being aired on stations across the state by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's campaign. The 60-second commercial credits Malloy with creating jobs, raising the minimum...
  • Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'

    Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'
    Suppose you have a child, or you have a grandchild, or you know and love somebody else's child. Pour everything you have, every virtue you know, into that little punkin'. Because if you do endear yourself as a pleasant memory, maybe little Jason or...
  • Indonesia's current account deficit seen at 3.3 percent of GDP this year: central bank

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's current account deficit this year is expected to remain unchanged at 3.3 percent of gross domestic product compared with last year due to a drop in coal exports and rising fuel imports, the deputy central bank governor told...
  • Surging gold imports drive up India's June trade deficit to 11-month high

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A surge in gold imports in June widened India's trade deficit to an 11-month high, adding to the uncertainty from global oil prices that could pile more pressure on its current account balance. The trade deficit jumped to $11.76...