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Two weeks ago I wrote a column about heroes. It was good day to sit and recall some of the many folks who have motivated and inspired me over my several years. As I noted in the column, the names that appeared were but few of the many who have played a...
U.S. ranking for infant mortality is shocking To the editor: Did you find the latest infant mortality rankings shocking? I did. The United States ranked 37th with 6.37 deaths per 1,000 live births. We ranked below bankrupt Greece, impoverished Cuba, and...
'Clean' audit for county finances Washington County earned a "clean" audit for the budget year ending June 30, 2011, accountant William Seymour said Tuesday in a presentation of the findings from the financial statements. Seymour said there were no...
WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating. The automatic federal...
Dear Standard & Poor's, We're back, Stan, appreciative (of you) but disgusted (with our inept politicians). In February, when we addressed the fourth of these occasional letters from the Tribune editorial board to all of you at Standard & Poor's, you...
I took a walk early Wednesday morning. Azaleas and dogwoods were in bloom. Green-again trees and shrubs were damp, dripping from Tuesday's rain. A zillion birds were singing, and even the starlings sounded sweet. The Orioles had won another game. A...
Despite more than 100 school districts across the state losing their "financial recognition" rating—the Illinois State Board of Education's top rank of financial strength—in the last year, Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 recently...
That lion-in/lamb-out thing about March didn't offer much lamb this year but it did deliver several platters of snow. Oh, spring arrived on time; winter just didn't leave on time. The struggle between seasons finally sorted out Holy Week. Palm Sunday...
That lion-in/lamb-out thing about March didn't offer much lamb this year, but it did deliver several platters of snow. Oh, spring arrived on time; winter just didn't leave on time. The struggle between seasons finally sorted out Holy Week. Palm Sunday...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two rating agencies have upgraded their outlook for Michigan. Fitch Ratings on Monday upgraded the state's general obligation credit rating to AA, the first time Fitch has rated Michigan above AA- since 2007. Standard and...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — New President Enrique Pena Nieto has been fast out of the blocks in attacking some of Mexico's toughest issues in a country often stymied by monopolies and corruption. He arrested the most powerful woman in Mexico, leader of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is back. Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow Jones industrial average...
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