Budgets & Deficits

  • Illinois DNR to use $1.7M grant on recreation

    | 08/23/14 05:16 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program. The department says...
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  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    | 08/23/14 12:02 AM

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still...
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  • Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    | 08/22/14 11:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it...
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Health Care

  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

    Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

    | 08/23/14 08:13 AM

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger...
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  • Potentially deadly virus found in Florida chickens

    | 08/23/14 03:01 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County advised residents Friday...
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  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    | 08/22/14 06:53 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying...
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Economy

  • Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

    Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

    | 08/23/14 06:02 AM

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business...
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  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

    | 08/23/14 12:02 AM

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still...
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  • Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    | 08/22/14 11:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it...
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