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Deeper issues undergird Kane legislative sting case
We appear to have reached the “double-dog dare” stage in the ongoing case of five political figures going unpunished after accepting cash and gifts without reporting them.
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Anti-frack fibs
I take issue with two recent letters. The writers either don’t know their subject or they’re spreading malicious falsehoods to give the fracking people a hard time.
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Wage not state’s affair
Recently we received a brochure from Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor, stating Wolf will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour if elected. Another Democratic candidate, Rob McCord, pledges to raise it to $10.75.
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Mary Barra, General Motors’ new chief executive officer, was in a tough spot recently as she tried to explain to Congress why her company didn’t quickly recall cars it knew contained defective and clearly dangerous parts.
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Longing for the days of Dr. Welby
WASHINGTON — When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. I always thought that was a bit of an exaggeration and it probably was but not much of one. The routine visit still hadn’t reached $10.
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Wolfe wins title in Golden Gloves
PITTSBURGH — Butler Cubs boxer Billy Wolfe won an Allegheny Mountain Association Golden Gloves boxing title recently, scoring a decision over Lucas Dupree of Pittsburgh.
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‘Idleness trap’ inescapable for many
WASHINGTON — If you know someone among the long-term unemployed — a category that includes workers who have been jobless at least six months, but in many cases much longer — you understand what a frustrating and demoralizing experience it is, especially for midcareer professionals and managers in their 40s and beyond. There’s a drill.
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Simplifying taxes is the fairest, fastest way to grow our economy
NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.
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Wall Street’s high-frequency traders have unfair advantage
The financial crisis of 2008-09 had several causes, among them complex financial instruments that few investors understood.
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