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Tubman’s Twenty Moves Us Closer To A More Perfect Union

The racially intolerant are losing the battle for primacy in the American story. They no longer dominate the nation’s culture or mythology, as the changes in the currency illustrate.

April 23, 2016

U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks To Lowest Level Since 2008

Is this good news budget hawks bad news for the economy?

October 15, 2014

Kerry: U.S. And China Have Agreed To Disagree On Key Issues

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — U.S. leaders have accused China of hacking into American companies’ files, bullying U.S. allies in Asia, and treating dissidents and ethnic minorities inhumanely. But pay little heed to the appearance of a hostile Sino-U.S. relationship. That’s the message U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered Thursday at […]

July 10, 2014

U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew To Undergo Prostate Surgery

New York (AFP) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will undergo surgery Tuesday in New York to treat a benign enlarged prostate. The outpatient procedure will keep him at home for the rest of the week, after which he should be able to resume duties, a spokeswoman said Sunday. Eight days before the scheduled operation, […]

March 24, 2014

Global Stocks Sell-Off Accelerates

London (AFP) – The fierce fall in global stocks showed no sign of abating on Tuesday, with Europe slipping after falls on Wall Street and in Asia, as weak U.S. data compounded worries about emerging markets. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.39 percent to 6,440.85 points in late morning deals, hit also by downbeat […]

February 4, 2014

Congress Must Raise Debt Cap By Late-February: Treasury

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Treasury said Wednesday that it would exhaust its ability to borrow funds to pay all its bills by late February if Congress does not increase the country’s borrowing limit. “I respectfully urge Congress to provide certainty and stability to the economy and financial markets by acting to raise the debt […]

January 23, 2014

Lew Urges Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling Soon

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress Thursday to quickly raise the country’s borrowing ceiling to avert yet another political showdown over debt that could unnerve capital markets. “We have, you know, a deadline looming in February. February 7th our borrowing authority runs out again. At that point, Congress has to act,” […]

January 16, 2014