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February 10, 2015 9:05 AM Bobby Jindal vs. the world

He says elites can’t stand the idea of an Ivy-League-educated pure conservative. In the past few weeks, Bobby Jindal has been attacked for insisting that Europe allows Muslims to control special “no-go zones,” belittled by the Weekly Standard for offering a “bizarre, anti-intellectual” position on overturning Obamacare, and dismissed as an underachieving 12

February 9, 2015 6:07 PM Sacramento-area gas prices spike 17 cents in one week

The average retail price of gasoline in the Sacramento area surged 17 cents over the past week, according to Monday’s weekly report by national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com. GasBuddy, which does a daily survey of 720 gas outlets in the region, said the average gas price in the area is now $2.50 a gallon. That virtually matches the month-ago price 15

February 8, 2015 5:39 PM Illinois Power Plant at Center of Midwest Rate Fights

High electric bills and environmental skepticism in towns across the Midwest are causing customers to wonder if they've been duped as power suppliers work to recoup investments in a financially troubled Illinois generating plant and coal mine. Rate increases and equipment breakdowns were the opposite of what dozens of municipalities that invested in the Prairie 24

February 7, 2015 11:04 PM Kansas' budget problems touching cherished highway system

Kansas voters who re-elected a Republican governor known for aggressive tax cutting are learning that the state won't solve its serious budget problems without putting a normally sacrosanct asset in the crosshairs — its state-of-the-art highway system. Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature this past week worked out plans for closing a $344 million 12

February 7, 2015 6:07 PM Kansas' Budget Problems Touching Cherished Highway System

Kansas voters who re-elected a Republican governor known for aggressive tax cutting are learning that the state won't solve its serious budget problems without putting a normally sacrosanct asset in the crosshairs — its state-of-the-art highway system. Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature this past week worked out plans for closing a $344 million 10

February 7, 2015 9:05 AM Can Greece's new government keep its promises

Greece's new prime minister came to power two weeks ago riding a wave of hope for change. But his pledge to rewrite the bailout agreement that has kept the country afloat for nearly five years doesn't depend on him alone. Agreement by the other European countries which contributed to the 240-billion-euro ($272-billion) bailout is essential. So far, it hasn't 10

February 7, 2015 8:59 AM Can Greece's New Government Keep Its Promises

Greece's new prime minister came to power two weeks ago riding a wave of hope for change. But his pledge to rewrite the bailout agreement that has kept the country afloat for nearly five years doesn't depend on him alone. Agreement by the other European countries which contributed to the 240-billion-euro ($272-billion) bailout is essential. So far, it hasn't 9

February 7, 2015 8:00 AM Greeks elected Tsipras on hopes of rewriting Greece's bailout. Can he keep his promises?

Greek Minister Alexis Tsipras left, chats with his Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, during the vote for the president of Greece's parliament in Athens, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Barely 10 days after radical left-wing Syriza was swept to power in Athens, analysts expect a compromise over Greece's debts to emerge, allowing it to remain a member of the 19-country 25

February 7, 2015 1:39 AM Rare Photos Of What The Circus Looked Like Nearly A Century Ago

People enjoy a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago, which becomes a great photo opportunity for visitors, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Two bursts of light snow are likely to total 1 to 2 inches area-wide, making this the snowiest Christmas in the Chicago area since 2002 when 2 inches fell. A diver dressed as Santa Claus surfaces after 29

February 6, 2015 9:34 PM What Wall Street fears in the surging job market

On the surface, it should've been all sunshine and rainbows for Wall Street on Friday after another strong jobs report: Payrolls swelled by 257,000 positions in January. Along with upward revisions to November and December, that capped the best three-month run for the labor market since 1997, with more than 1 million jobs created. The unemployment rate ticked 12