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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi, Syrian insurgents declare a caliphate

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday the establishment of the Muslim caliphate and declared that its leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the current head of ISIS. The declaration made official what many observers had expected, a...
  • College Match: Helping low-income students achieve more than they might imagine

    NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston. "I had no hope after that,"...
  • How 2 shadowy ISIS commanders designed their Iraq campaign

    IRBIL, Iraq The attack in Mosul wasn't particularly surprising, according to Wameed, an Iraqi soldier who'd been assigned to the city's main highway that night. It began June 9 with suicide bombers in cars and machine gun fire directed at checkpoints...
  • U.S. employers face difficulty finding STEM workers: study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math, and need to advertise longer to fill positions in so-called STEM fields, a study released on Tuesday found. STEM jobs...
  • STEM skills boost wages, Brookings Institution says

    Nearly 37 percent of the job listings in South Florida are seeking workers with skills in science, technology, engineering or math — jobs that pay better than average, according to a report Tuesday from the Brookings Institution. Knowledge in...
  • Dynan confirmed for U.S. Treasury economic post

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Federal Reserve economist Karen Dynan to serve as the Treasury Department's chief economist. Dynan, who has been serving as a counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, was confirmed on a...
  • As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens

    As the U.S. population ages and becomes more racially diverse, the country is seeing a widening demographic gap between older whites and young minorities -- a shift with significant social and economic implications for the future. Non-Hispanic white...
  • So is student debt an economic problem or not?

    So is student debt an economic problem or not?
    Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago. But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated. According to a...
  • Boehner to file lawsuit over Obama executive actions

    Boehner to file lawsuit over Obama executive actions
    Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he plans to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing his authority by going around Congress to implement his policy agenda. The suit, to be filed by the House of...
  • Michael Smerconish: Poles apart, but there is power in the center

    A recently released survey from the Pew Research Center received extensive coverage from prominent media outlets, which were nearly uniform in casting the information in an ominous light: New York Times: "Polarization is dividing American society, not...