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  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep.
  • Payday lending bill passes first hurdle in Senate

     
    The latest proposal to allow payday loan stores to return to Pennsylvania was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. I didn't attend this morning's hearing on Senate Bill 975, but got word of the committee's action from Al Bowman,...

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...

    New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns

    New Iran sanctions could push U.S. toward war, White House warns
    WASHINGTON -- The White House warned Congress on Tuesday that slapping new sanctions on Iran could sink international negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program and send America on a “march to war.” In the latest ratcheting up of...

    Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover

    Yellen to tell senators Fed must do more to help economy recover
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has helped the nation rebound from the Great Recession, but there still is more work to be done to reduce unemployment and get the economy back on track, Fed chair nominee Janet L. Yellen will tell senators at her...