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  • Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving

    Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving
    Once again, President Obama has pardoned two turkeys using  “executive action” (ha-ha) on Thanksgiving eve, ensuring that neither will be the centerpiece on anyone’s holiday table.   The White House asked Twitter followers to vote on...
  • Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M

    Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M
    A Milwaukee company suing Orlando businessman Nik Patel over alleged loan fraud has expanded its damage claim to $537.5 million. The company, Pennant Management, also included a new defendant in the lawsuit – Patel's business partner Timothy...
  • Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen

    Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen
    A Lancaster company is recalling more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs sold under numerous brands for containing soy lecithin, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredients label. The recall was announced by the Food and Drug...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products

    Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products
    The federal government said Wednesday that a Lehigh County meat processor is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. K. Heeps Inc. of Upper Macungie Township packaged its Stryker Farm Beer...
  • Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday. Ingredients for a typical...
  • Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County

    Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County
    State Cabinet members split with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday about how much to pay to preserve a section of land known as Camp Lonesome in Osceola County, with the governor saying Florida could have gotten a better deal. Meanwhile, property that once...
  • Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements

     Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements
    An Oak Brook investment pool, which recently disclosed a $50 million trading loss involving taxpayer money, didn't follow the same safeguards to minimize risk as similar funds in Illinois and around the country, the Tribune has found. Starting last...
  • Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration

    Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration
    To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S....
  • Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

    Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme
    Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling. The tax dollars...