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  • Hartford 2nd Richest City In America?

    Hartford 2<sup>n</sup><sup>d</sup> Richest City In America?
    Greater Hartford is the second-richest urban area in the country, after the Silicon Valley, and is fourth-richest in the world, according to the latest Metro Monitor study from the Brookings Institution. Wait, what? Hartford is richer than Fairfield...
  • Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds

    Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds
    Metro Chicago's economic recovery is weaker than in most major urban areas worldwide, held back by slow employment growth, according to a Brookings Institution report. Assessing annual growth in GDP per person and in employment levels from 2013 to 2014,...
  • Racial generation gap looms large for states

    WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial. What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large? Whatever...
  • Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup

    A second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East. Assaults by Houthi rebels on Tuesday had sparked speculation...
  • Manufacturing slower to grow in California than elsewhere in U.S.

    The United States has seen a remarkable turnaround in manufacturing employment since the economy bottomed out five years ago — but California hasn't. The state has been among the slowest to recover jobs in an industry long viewed as a bastion of...
  • Obama moves to lift legacy, party's 2016 outlook with tax plans

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama this week will lay the foundation for the last two years of his presidency. Helping middle- and lower-income households will be the cornerstone. Obama is trying to shore up his legacy and help Democrats seeking to win the White...
  • House votes to roll back Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON The political divide over immigration grew even wider Wednesday as the Republican-led House of Representatives passed legislation that would undo President Barack Obama's executive action shielding from deportation nearly 5 million immigrants...
  • GOP heads to 'Sweetest Place on Earth' to get over bitterness

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had hoped that the first Republican-controlled Congress in eight years would get off to a smooth start with party unity and no drama. But an embarrassing...
  • Sen. McCaskill won't run for Missouri governor in 2016

    ST. LOUIS In what may be the last serious impediment facing Chris Koster in his quest for the Missouri Democratic gubernatorial nomination, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced Monday she won't be a candidate. "That's a firm 'No,'" McCaskill said...
  • Many college freshmen clueless about debt load

    As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later. Despite all the hand wringing about runaway college costs, and...
  • Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine

    The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals." ONE, as it was called, offered...