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  • US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

    The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had...

  • You're not crazy, parents: Textbook prices have soared since you were in college, and here's why

    How on Earth have textbooks become so wildly expensive?

  • Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate

    American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.

  • California committee approves higher pension calculations

    A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.

  • Bobby Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

    Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.

  • Maine House Speaker's bills address aging issues

    Maine's Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state's rapidly aging population.

  • Plans for gambling aired around New Jersey

    Developments about the future of gambling in New Jersey came out of Atlantic City, Trenton and the Meadowlands on Tuesday. — MEADOWLANDS CASINO ... AND MONORAIL Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a...

  • Pascagoula, Miss., to seek $15 million infrastructure loan

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Pascagoula leaders have decided to go to the Mississippi Development Bank for $15 million in bonds for infrastructure work around the city. The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/1p9NR9s ) the money will be used for streets, sidewalks, public parking facilities,...

  • $150M convention center proposed for Williston

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Chicago-based real estate developer wants to build a $150 million convention center complex in Williston using public money. The proposal by The Prime Group is to spend about $115 million on a hotel, retail and office development, with local or state funds paying for a...

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four...

  • Secular stagnation is a cover-up

    The sooner we truly give up on Keynesianism, the sooner we can fix this economy.

  • Detroit water fund gets $200,000 in donations

    DETROIT (AP) — Two auto companies and the United Way announced $200,000 in donations Monday to help Detroit residents pay overdue water bills after criticism about the city's aggressive shut-off policy. Water shut-offs related to unpaid bills have been suspended since July 21 but will resume...

  • Officials detail $40M Rockford jet repair facility

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A planned 200,000 square foot jet-repair and maintenance center will run 24 hours a day when it opens in Rockford, a move that'll create up to 500 jobs in the northern Illinois region that's become a hub for aerospace-related business, officials said Monday. Construction...

  • Florida spent more than $2.46 million on security

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The cost of guarding Gov. Rick Scott continues to grow. A new report released Friday showed that the state spent more than $2.46 million on security expenses between July 2013 and June 2014. Most of that total was to provide around-the-clock protection for the governor...

  • Give to Democrats, profit from earmarks: The Tom Steyer Story

    Steyer raised money for President Obama and donated to Rep. Nancy Pelosi while Pelosi pushed for the federal money that profited Steyer -- and that Steyer's fund, Farallon Capital, lobbied on.



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