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  • New generation of African Americans are moving less

    STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. Tavaras Powell moved hundreds of miles south to an Atlanta suburb in search of a job after getting his college degree 15 years ago. Here, he met and married Toye, who has lived in the area all her life. The Powells Tavaras, 37, and...
  • Looking for the next Harry Reid, expect Senate Dems to go with what they know

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats have a once-a-decade chance to pick a leader, a fresh, new face of a party that badly needs a jolt. They won't. The strong favorite to succeed Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, 75, is the champion fundraiser and brash...
  • Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'

    Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment is writing "Ben Bernanke's Blog," where he'll be free to...
  • Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus'

    Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered — and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. In his first post as a new blogger Monday, Bernanke struck...
  • Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog

    Ben Bernanke, unfettered by markets' scrutiny of Fed, starts a blog
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke launched a blog Monday, devoting his first post to a stout defense against critics of his policy of historically low interest rates to combat the effects of the Great Recession. Bernanke said he would post...
  • For Marco Rubio, Senate vote-a-rama offers insight into presidential intent

    WASHINGTON For a peek into the mindset of Sen. Marco Rubio, just review what he was up to in the wee hours of Friday morning, when the Senate considered scores of amendments to the body's major budget resolution for the year. The Republican from West...
  • Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency

    Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency
    Several elected officials are calling for closer scrutiny of CitiStat, the data-driven city agency that has been faltering in its mission to monitor the performance of the government's work. "I'm concerned," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who...
  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity
    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...
  • City population shrinks slightly in new estimates

    City population shrinks slightly in new estimates
    Baltimore's population slipped a tenth of one percent, according to the latest Census estimate, showing just how far there is to go toward Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature goal of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore over the course of...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's...
  • Will County leads the country in population shift

    Will County leads the country in population shift
    Kendall County made national headlines five years ago when the Census Bureau proclaimed it the fastest growing county in the nation over a 10-year period. Now Will County is getting tapped by the census, but for a very different reason. Number...