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  • Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns

    Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns
    When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making "tangible progress" toward a deal. But a former...
  • Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts

    Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts
    Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Was the cleric an implacable revolutionary, as he...
  • UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)

     UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)
    You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
  • Amtrak's on-time performance declines

    Amtrak's on-time performance declines
    Amtrak's on-time performance record is terrible, and getting worse. The passenger rail company publishes monthly on-time statistics its overall network, as well as for individual routes and trains. Less than three-quarters of Amtrak's trains arrived...
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses

    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73% during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a new report from the Los...
  • Israel can't win this or any future conflicts by bombing Gaza

     Israel can't win this or any future conflicts by bombing Gaza
    A popular colloquial definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Israel launched military campaigns in 2008 and 2012, purportedly to eliminate Hamas' rocket-launching capabilities from the Gaza...
  • U.S. weighing new sanctions if Moscow is linked to airliner crash

    U.S. weighing new sanctions if Moscow is linked to airliner crash
    Obama administration officials are already considering slapping Russia with further sanctions if investigations determine that the Malaysia Airlines jet that went down Thursday in Ukraine was hit by a missile supplied by the Kremlin to Ukraine...
  • Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system

     Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system
    If Walgreen Co. does choose to move its headquarters overseas to the United Kingdom or Switzerland, it should go all-out. Forget the whole friendly neighborhood pharmacy thing, and become America's chemist. If the company headquarters winds up in the...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Putin under scrutiny after downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    The downing of a passenger jet over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tight spot. What he does about it, and whether that changes the nature of the Ukrainian conflict, depends on the strength...
  • Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...
  • Finding fault with the EPA

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the...