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  • French welfare fraud costs 20-25 billion euros per year - report

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fraud in France's indebted welfare system costs the country between 20-25 billion euros ($26-32 billion) per year and only a tiny fraction of that amount is ever recovered, an estimate by the French national auditor showed on Wednesday....
  • Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong

    Another 'fact-checker' gets Social Security wrong
    The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory. The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...
  • ECB presses Italy to strengthen fiscal position

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank pressed Italy on Thursday to further strengthen its fiscal position, arguing that weaker-than-expected economic developments mean the government may miss its current 2014 deficit target. Italian Prime...
  • Heritage rallies from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Hampton 26-21

    NEWPORT NEWS — It’s hard to come back from a 21-point deficit without a little magic. Saturday afternoon at rainy Todd Stadium, Heritage summoned memories of Chris Davis and (for you old-timers) Franco Harris. Aided by two plays that weren&...
  • Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'

    Pollster: Gov. Tom Corbett is 'dead man walking'
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett — whose blitz of television commercials has done nothing to shield him from an angry electorate — may stand virtually no chance of fending off his Democratic rival Tom Wolf on election day, according to...
  • France to come under pressure for breaking budget promises

    MILAN Italy (Reuters) - France will come under pressure from its euro zone peers on Friday to do more to keep its budget promises, diplomats said, after Paris said on Wednesday it would delay cutting its deficit by two more years. Euro zone finance...
  • Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget

    Lehigh County commissioners say Tom Muller's partisan attacks mar budget
    Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti chastised an absent county executive Thursday for littering his public budget presentation with partisan "cheap shots." Mazziotti called attention to the dig — "Promises to reduce or freeze taxes are...
  • A 'fact-checking' website doubles down on its Social Security errors

    It's natural for a self-described "fact-checker" to circle the wagons when his fact-checking is called into question. So the defensive reaction of Dana Tims, the author of a "fact-check" about Social Security that we questioned earlier this week, is...
  • Donchez delivers 'menu' of options to attack $5.9M deficit

    Donchez delivers 'menu' of options to attack $5.9M deficit
    Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez on Thursday outlined how he plans to attack a projected $5.9 million budget shortfall next year: a new pension bond, refinancing old debt, new fees, 25 job cuts and a possible real estate tax hike. The plan, which will be...
  • Parents brainstorm ways to educate black students

    Parents brainstorm ways to educate black students
    RIVIERA BEACH — With the shooting of an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., on their minds, about 50 parents gathered at Suncoast High School on Tuesday to brainstorm the best ways to educate African-American boys who they say are too often mislabeled...
  • Draghi calls for fiscal help, hears busy signal: James Saft

    (Reuters) - It may well be a big deal that Mario Draghi is now talking fiscal stimulus, but the unlikeliness of this happening only underscores that he'll be forced to do more with monetary policy. The European Central Bank president delivered a ground-...