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James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

NY Times Books - July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.






Relief as Retirees Back Detroit Plan

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 5:41pm
Leaders of Detroit pension funds expressed relief after voting results showed pension holders endorsed the Motor City's reorganization plan, but bond insurers voiced continued opposition, signaling a bumpy road ahead in bankruptcy court.

Gasoline Costs Lift Inflation Gauge

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 4:50pm
U.S. consumer inflation continued to stiffen last month but largely decelerated outside a jump in gasoline prices, and food costs in particular slowed after surging in recent months.

Senator Criticizes Funds' Borrowing for Stock Trades

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 4:29pm
A Democratic senator accused Renaissance Technologies and its banks, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, of structuring trading accounts in a way to potentially cut its tax bills and gain access to credit.

Senate Democrats Ready $2.7 Billion Border Plan

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 22, 2014 - 4:25pm
Senate Democrats are preparing legislation to allocate $2.7 billion this calendar year to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children and families entering the country from Central America.

The New Nigerian Email Swindle

New York Times - California News - July 22, 2014 - 5:30am
Researchers have found that recent cyberattacks are being orchestrated by people behind the Nigerian 419 swindle, in which foreign victims are tricked into transferring money.

New film will tell Jesse Owens story

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 9:02am
Filming is scheduled to begin next week on "Race," a movie about Jesse Owens and his performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:48am
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Tiger Woods shakes off rust with 3-under first round at British Open

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:32am
All week long, Tiger Woods has been insisting that his game is on the rebound after back surgery.

U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 8:12am
Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday.

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs to become more 'agile'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:38am
Microsoft Corp. plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, a 14% workforce reduction aimed at ditching management layers and building a more agile technology powerhouse.

Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:24am
The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:13am
After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton

Stocks edge lower in early trading; Mattel sinks

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:09am
Stocks are opening slightly lower following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.

Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:00am
As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of state, but infrastructure, housing and...

Boston bombing: Jury deliberating in case against Tsarnaev friend

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:45am
A federal jury was to begin its first full day of deliberations Thursday in an obstruction of justice and conspiracy case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Demand for e-commerce warehouses spurs development in Southland

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Robust demand for buildings from e-commerce companies and conventional retailers eager to boost their online sales is reshaping the country's industrial real estate market and spurring development in the Southland.

Fox bid for Time Warner could reach $91 billion, analyst says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 4:00am
Wall Street is waiting for Rupert Murdoch's next move.
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