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  • Camden, N.J., saves its libraries

     
    Last week, the library board in Camden, N.J. announced its intention to close all three library branches by the end of 2010, effectively shutting its entire system. Proposed cuts to the budget were so severe that the libraries would not......
  • Personal income falls in Los Angeles area

     
    Thanks to the sagging stock market and the dearth of jobs in the state, many Californians have a little less in their pocketbooks than they did a few years ago. The Bureau of Economic Analysis confirmed that trend this Monday,......
  • Wishing for higher bond yields? Stay tuned

     
    For the last five months, interest yields on bonds have mostly been a one-way ticket, plummeting with few interruptions. Now, some bond market veterans are telling clients that the rally in U.S. Treasury issues, at least, is pretty well exhausted......
  • Dollar sinks, Treasury bond yields fall, gold zooms -- but can these dots be connected?

     
    Fear made a return appearance in key financial markets on Tuesday, pummeling the dollar, triggering another wave of buying in the Treasury bond market and driving gold to a new high. But fear of what, exactly, was an open question.......
  • Summer ends on 'The Big C': A chat with executive producer Darlene Hunt

     
    Note to "The Big C": You got us! Heading into Monday's season finale, after an anxiety-ridden 12 episodes of worrying about Cathy, her Stage 4 melanoma and her crumbling marriage, viewers find themselves in an unexpected place. We grieve not......
  • Blue Christmas: From the writer of Peter Pan the Meter Man

     
    Jay Johnson was a 45-year-old advertising jingle writer when he came up with the idea for “Blue Christmas” on his commuter train ride from Stamford, Conn., into New York City. On his way to work on a cold drizzly day, Johnson started...
  • Bond yields jump as Treasury note sale sees weak demand

     
    The Treasury is selling nearly $100 billion of notes this week, and it’s finding that a lot of potential buyers are busy with other things -- like holiday vacations. The result is another surge in bond yields, heaping more misery......
  • Controversial Mae West play ‘The Drag’ gets reading

     
    John DiDonna's  Empty Spaces Theatre Co. will present a staged reason of Mae West's gay-themed “The Drag” twice this weekend as part of its Dangerous Plays Series. Originally written in 1926, West’s play was considered obscene in its t...
  • Weak demand at Treasury note sale fuels another jump in interest rates

     
    Investor demand for the government’s sale of $32 billion in three-year notes Tuesday was weak, and that sparked another sharp rise in Treasury bond yields across the board. The 10-year T-note yield (charted below), a benchmark for mortgage rates,...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Presidents' Day Edition.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After a few days of mild weather, February aggressively reasserts itself this morning. There's a light coating of snow outside the windows here at Casa de Capitol Ideas. This being a holiday and all, the......
  • My Biggest Mistake: Bad name for small business

     
    Consultants, self-help gurus and moms agree: Mistakes are how we learn. Small business owners tell us their biggest error. Here is this week's: -- Business owner: David Lewis, Stamford, Conn. -- Company: OperationsInc. -- What I did: Chose the wrong......