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  • Bond fund giant Pimco hires Bernanke as adviser

    Pimco has hired former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a senior adviser, the bond fund manager said Wednesday. It's the latest private venture for Bernanke, who since his departure from the nation's central bank last year has been on the...
  • Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab

    Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab
    You hear the term "blank canvas" a lot around here, and it rankles many Detroiters, as if their years of sticking with this troubled, recently bankrupted city amounted to zilch. Yet at the same time, so much has been emptied out of this vast city...
  • The Maryland GOP on Pot: Free State Republicans have been warming to marijuana reform, but support for legalization so far remains a pipe dream

    The Maryland GOP on Pot: Free State Republicans have been warming to marijuana reform, but support for legalization so far remains a pipe dream
    While 2014 was a watershed year in the annals of liberalizing Maryland’s pot laws, ringing in decriminalization and revamped medical-marijuana laws, 2003 was a big one, too. That’s when then-governor Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, signed into...
  • Baby boom goes bust in Pennsylvania

    Baby boom goes bust in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania has a baby problem: We're not making enough of them. The state's birthrate was 11 for every 1,000 residents in 2013, according to a report published this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To put that in perspective,...
  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington

    Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington
    Fifteen years after the city approved a plan to build a Wal-Mart in Port Covington, beside deep-water berths and close to Interstate 95, the decision still rankles those who would reserve the waterfront for marine industries. With its mostly open spaces...
  • The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them

    The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them
    In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
  • Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted

    Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted
    Border Patrol agents have used firearms and other weapons less frequently in recent months on the often-violent Southwest border after implementation of guidelines aimed at curbing abuses, officials said Wednesday. R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U....
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?

    Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?
    The seventh Summit of the Americas starts tomorrow. So far there are few public indications of what to expect. President Barack Obama, however, has invested so heavily in having a positive meeting with Cuba's Raul Castro that it is unlikely for him...
  • FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service

    FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service
    Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive. Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program that uses the money —...