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  • Tuition going up again at state universities

    The cost of a college education continues to rise. On Tuesday, the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase in tuition — $99 a semester — bringing the total cost per semester to $3,...
  • Asset-buy plan only for an emergency: ECB's Lautenschlaeger

    HAMBURG (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should only embark on a broad asset-buying program in the event of an emergency such as the immediate prospect of deflation, ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on Monday. The ECB's...
  • Ambition, investor greed fuel rise and fall of Dubai's Arabtec

    ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - From a 59-storey tower in Abu Dhabi, the offices of Arabtec look out over the Gulf towards Middle Eastern and Asian nations where the construction firm hopes to expand. It is a symbol of the company's ambitions - and the way in...
  • Swiss consumer prices flat, supports need for SNB currency cap

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumer prices were unchanged in June from a year ago, data showed on Tuesday, underscoring the need for the central bank to maintain its cap on the Swiss franc. The Swiss National Bank imposed a lid on the franc at 1.20 per...
  • Water that irrigates lawns and golf courses should grow food instead

    Water that irrigates lawns and golf courses should grow food instead
    To the editor: Boy, our priorities are screwed up when it comes to allocating water. Central Valley farmer Fred Lujan's water supply for growing our food was cut off, but hundreds of golf courses in California remain lush? What craziness is this? ("...
  • Home of the Week: Spanish-style mansion in Pacific Palisades

    Home of the Week: Spanish-style mansion in Pacific Palisades
    This Spanish-style mansion in Pacific Palisades' Riviera neighborhood is entered through an 18th century walnut gate surrounded by brightly colored tiles. The motif continues inside with archways and Moorish accents. Most of the rooms connect to a central...
  • Egypt to raise fuel prices by up to 78 percent from midnight: source

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt was set to raise mainstream fuel prices by up to 78 percent from midnight on Friday, an Oil Ministry source told Reuters, in a long-awaited step to cut energy subsidies to ease the burden on its swelling budget deficit. Food and...
  • Shelf Life

    Fans of crimson pomegranate juice may enjoy the latest from the folks at POM Wonderful who have mixed up several juices for three new blends: Hula (pineapple, apple), Mango (mango, pear) and Coconut (coconut, pineapple). Pomegranate flavor dominates,...
  • Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands

    Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands
    Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will be part of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. by late September, both companies said on Wednesday. Hillshire has officially inked a deal following Tyson’s June 9 acquisition offer of $63 per share, which works...
  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Fourth of July barbecue costs sizzle after food prices rocket

    Fourth of July barbecue costs sizzle after food prices rocket
    Grilling enthusiasts, prepare to spend the most ever on backyard barbecues this Fourth of July in the wake of surging prices for beef, bacon, ice cream and other staples. U.S. retail prices for grill favorites rose 5.1% in May from a year earlier to the...
  • Continued rally puts investors in tough spot

     Continued rally puts investors in tough spot
    As investors enter the second half of the year, they are faced with a conundrum. Continuing growth of the economy is on stock investors' side after lifting the Standard & Poor's 500 index 6 percent in the first half of the year, plumping up 401(k)...