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  • IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. But the global lending organization said Wednesday that it...

  • $148 million metal research center set for Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A fall opening of the Detroit headquarters for a federally funded metals research program was announced Wednesday. The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into...

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for...

  • Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

    Soybean futures are settling higher as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year. Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel on Wednesday. Favorable weather conditions have pummeled prices for crop futures in recent weeks. On Tuesday, soybean prices hit...

  • Sierra Club presses Indy utility to retire plant

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Sierra Club is pressing Indianapolis' local power company to retire a coal-fired power plant that's long been the Hoosier capital's single biggest industrial polluter. The environmental group says Indianapolis Power & Light's 427-megawatt Harding Street unit threatens...

  • Patrick reviews $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers sent to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's desk on Wednesday a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Supporters of the measure tout the proposed expansion of the center, aimed at increasing its operating space by...

  • 5 tips for selling your home for the best price

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers. Here are five tips on how to get...

  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors. The idea is to minimize the risk of a mass withdrawal from the...

  • Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    NEW YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was...

  • FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas. The...

  • Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has...

  • Former trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program. Judge Janet Hall sentenced Jesse Litvak on Wednesday, imposing a fine of $1.75 million as well. Prosecutors...

  • Matson finalizes $10 million surcharge settlement

    HONOLULU (AP) — Matson Inc. will pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company misapplied fuel surcharges on military household goods shipped between the mainland and Hawaii or Guam. The company announced Tuesday it signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice...

  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The...

  • Oil gains on sharp drop in US supplies

    The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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