| May 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in March as exports rebounded, a sign that U.S. growth may gain steam after a humdrum winter.
The gap dropped 3.6% to $40.4 billion, down from $41.9 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. After inflation...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights.
We're more interested in a nugget in...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Don't write off the Norfolk Admirals just yet. They'll be back on a plane to Newfoundland, about 2,000 miles away, with their American Hockey League playoff hopes still alive.
Andre Petersson scored on a blue-line shot 13:10 into overtime...
| Jul 17, 2014
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Forced once again to cover a gaping deficit that this year approaches $900 million, Chicago Public Schools is using a one-time accounting adjustment to make ends meet in a $5.8 billion preliminary operating budget that was released Wednesday.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:46 PM
For the last four years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy enjoyed every opportunity for success. He has veto-proof legislative majorities at home and a federal delegation made up entirely of Democrats. In Washington, our governor's party controls the Senate and he...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:28 PM
St. Charles School District 303 is projecting a budget deficit of about $400,000 in an overall budget of nearly $210 million next fiscal year, according to district documents.
On Thursday, the Board of Education's Business Services Committee reviewed...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners.
Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...