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  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word

    Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word
    Though income inequality has worsened in the past 40 years, most impoverished Americans would not be terribly concerned, provided their children had an even chance of moving from the bottom to the top of the income ladder. The bad news is that they don'...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
  • Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

    Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier
    Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
  • California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers

     California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers
    California's high cost of living has pushed hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income workers to other states, federal data show. The trend points to a challenge for the state's economy: how to attract workers of moderate means to some of the...
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people

    Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people
    First it was this: Orlando beat New York City as the first city to top 50 million visitors. And now this: Florida is bigger than New York. Census figures released Tuesday show Florida passed New York as the nation's third largest state with an...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Obama goes from midterm drubbing to checking off bucket list

    In the six weeks since his party took a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama has asserted the power of his office to check off the bucket list from his 2008 campaign. The spree of action began with the surprise announcement in...
  • Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...
  • Escaping the deficit trap

    Escaping the deficit trap
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan didn't even have a chance to finish his thank-you tour before getting a nasty budget surprise: The state's deficit for the coming year has jumped from $400 million to $600 million, and it's on a course to hit $1 billion by 2020....