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  • Ryan hoping for 'singles and doubles' if Republicans win control of Senate

    Republicans may not be able to hit home runs if they take over the Senate in November, but Paul Ryan says he hopes his party can hit singles and doubles when it comes to spending and taxing.

  • Student loans may drag down economy for years

    Soaring levels of student loan debt are not only burdening recent graduates but have created entire generations that aren't able to save and invest, potentially hurting long-term economic growth.

  • US grants $450M to link job training to employers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration's strategy for improving wages and reducing unemployment....

  • World faces slow growth or another crisis, former central bankers warn

    The Geneva Report on the World Economy published Monday notes that, contrary to popular belief, the world is becoming more indebted in the wake of the debt-fueled 2008 financial crisis, not less.

  • Chicago parks to get $2.4M in state money

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Park District will receive $2.4 million in state money to improve five parks. The money is coming from the Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the grants Sunday. He says the money will create jobs and "ensure that Chicago's parks...

  • Gap widens between defense funding and military mission

    The Pentagon calls it "risk," but it's really Washington's most hotly debated unfunded mandate: the growing gap between the military's budget and what it is being asked to do.

  • Bankruptcy's end more clear than Orr's future

    DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete. The turnaround expert who helped Chrysler through its 2009 Chapter 11 restructuring says he has given no...

  • Feds gave $400 million in contracts to ineligible firms

    Federal agencies are inflating the number of economically-disadvantaged small businesses they say they're contracting with, handing out more than $400 million to ineligible firms last year alone.

  • The latest war will not be free

    Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...

  • Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees. The Defense Department...

  • Pentagon spending $10 million a day fighting ISIS: Hagel

    Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.

  • Federal regs cost $1.88 trillion, more with Obama's 'pen and phone' rules

    Burdensome federal regulations cost Americans at least $1.88 trillion annually, and that doesn't include the impact of President Obama's "pen and phone" rule making.

  • US consumer sentiment index reaches 14-month high

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 84.6 in September from 82.5 in August....

  • BlackBerry posts smaller $207M quarterly loss

    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry posted a smaller loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone. Chief Executive John Chen said on a conference call with analysts that BlackBerry is "definitely in the first half" of an eight quarter...

  • Va. awards $6m in school security grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia. The grant money announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is intended to protect students and teachers through the purchase of video...

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