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  • 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 Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.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.

  • Michigan police get $43 million in military gear

    Michigan police agencies have received $43 million worth of surplus military equipment, including 17 mine-resistant armored fighting vehicles and 1,795 M16 automatic rifles, since 2006, a review of public records shows.



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