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  • Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100...

  • Work begins on $1.7m flood project in western N.Y.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway on a $1.7 million project to remove sand, gravel and silt from a creek in western New York to reduce the risk of flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said Friday that the dredging work in Cayuga Creek in Erie County is a proactive approach to flood control...

  • Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old. The state Department of Buildings and General Services shared data with a legislative committee this past week on the maintenance costs of all eight...

  • Fla. earns $1.3 million from unclaimed property

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has earned $1.3 million from an auction of unclaimed property. State officials said last week that the money will be used for public school funding. The biggest-ticket item sold last weekend at the auction in Orlando was a $24,000 Cartier platinum and...

  • VIDEO: What are corporate tax inversions?

    It's a hot-button issue bound to come up on the campaign trail this fall, but what exactly is a corporate tax inversion? Washington Examiner Economics Writer Joseph Lawler sheds some light on the controversial practice.

  • Americans are borrowing more for everything except the one thing Obama wants

    Americans are increasingly willing to take on credit card debt or to take out loans to buy cars or to go to college, but they're still shying away from the biggest category of consumer credit: home loans.

  • America's question: Cut or crash?

    On July 31, Congress and President Obama flew America past a dubious fiscal landmark toward what increasingly looks like a crash landing.

  • A showdown is coming over Social Security, but it's not about retirement

    The trust fund for the disability program will run out in late 2016, Social Security's Board of Trustees warned in late July. Without congressional action, disabled workers would immediately face a 25 percent cut in their benefits.

  • Despite the alarm bells, U.S. not getting hammered financially by companies leaving

    Companies leaving the U.S. for low-tax countries might not cost America as much as you thought.

  • Following its report on high-speed rail failure, New York Times calls for more federal funding

    Do the New York Times editorial writers read their own newspaper's front page?

  • Here's the newest conservative alternative to the minimum wage

    A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.

  • Vermont lawmakers plan hearing on budget cuts

    Vermont lawmakers are planning a public hearing regarding a round of budget cuts proposed by the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin.

  • State funding sought for western Pa. crime lab

    Officials in western Pennsylvania's Allegheny County are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help keep the county's crime laboratory operating.

  • Buffalo-area seniors on food stamps rises

    Buffalo and Erie County are seeing a big increase in the number of older residents receiving food stamps, though families with children continue to make up the largest group participating in the federal program, according to a report in The Buffalo News.

  • Intense race for usually obscure auditor's office in Minnesota

    When Rebecca Otto scored her first political win, few Democrats reveled in it more than Matt Entenza.



From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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