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  • How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals

     How Hillary Clinton will fail liberals
    Hillary Clinton has obvious attractions for liberals. She offers a solid chance of extending Democratic occupancy of the White House for four or eight years. She would realize the dream of a female president. She would appoint justices to stop the...
  • Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite

    BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated. The zero growth reported by statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday was cause for alarm throughout the 18-...
  • French lawmaker says 'unavoidable' to scrap deficit target : Les Echos

    PARIS (Reuters) - The head of France's ruling Socialist party told Les Echos newspaper on Wednesday that it was "unavoidable" that France would abandon an EU target to cut its public deficit to 3 percent of GDP next year. The government has promised to...
  • Indonesia central bank seen holding rate, second quarter current account gap likely doubled

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bank Indonesia is expected to announce this week that the country's current account deficit in April-June roughly doubled from the first quarter, but the central bank is not seen tightening policy any time soon. The second-quarter...
  • Social Security demystified

    When the Social Security Trustees recently released their report on the financial condition of Social Security, they echoed the warnings made by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that the program is financially unsustainable without changes....
  • UK trade deficit widens in June, but construction recovers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sagging exports pushed Britain's trade deficit to a five-month high in June, suggesting a more balanced economic recovery still looks a way off, although the construction industry recovered from a dip in May. Exports of British goods...
  • Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day

    Proposed water deal to save Des Plaines thousands per day
    A proposed deal to purchase water from the Northwest Water Commission is estimated to save the city of Des Plaines $5,000 each day. The city currently receives its water from Chicago, which raised its water rate by 25 percent in 2012 and an additional 15...
  • Pilots overcome eight-run deficit in regular-season finale for team-record 40th victory

    The Peninsula Pilots' team-record 40th victory came in dramatic fashion -- albeit after 1 a.m. and in extra innings. The Pilots rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat the Petersburg Generals 10-9 at War Memorial Stadium on Fan Appreciation Night,...
  • 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...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...
  • 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,...