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Building partnerships key to GREDF's success

PARTNERSHIPS that lead to important economic successes took center stage during Wednesday's annual meeting of the Great River Economic Development Foundation.

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Americans must take control of financial future

THE Wall Street Journal recently ignited an online forest fire when some of the early champions of the 401(k) surprisingly disclosed a change of heart, seeing that the retirement investment accounts haven't lived up to their expectations. Why the lament?

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Greitens, Missouri Legislature should seize moment

NEW Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens had not yet settled into his office Monday when he was presented with the first of several challenges he will face this year: The state budget will need to be trimmed by another $500 million because revenue continues to lag

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Charging four with hate crime was right decision

THE decision to charge four young adult African-Americans in Chicago with hate crimes and other felonies for the abduction and torture of an 18-year-old white student with special needs was the correct one. The case is especially notorious because of the

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Federal safety proposal for cars not without risks

THE U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to require new cars to communicate with one another. Such communication is a great idea. But that doesn't mean the federal government should mandate it or that it will prevent all accidents. Under the rul

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Feds should hasten PTSD secondary research

A TYPE of talk therapy has shown strong, if initial, results in helping active-duty soldiers manage post-traumatic stress disorder, which has been associated with suicide. The federal government should accelerate secondary research to ensure the treatment

Lawmakers have opportunity to invigorate Illinois economy
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Lawmakers have opportunity to invigorate Illinois economy

Setting public policy for Illinois should not be a zero-sum game where one side wins everything and the other gets nothing. That approach is destined for failure, and, clearly, it is failing the people and employers of Illinois today.

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Fundraisers are great way to improve community

TWO critical fundraising campaigns are entering the homestretch and appear to be within striking distance of reaching their goals, and we urge the community to help push them across the finish line.

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Families of slain law officers start year in grief; a reason to work harder for peace

AMBUSH-style slayings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, La., and Canonsburg, Pa., were responsible for a significant and unsettling increase in the number of law-enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year. The number of fallen totaled 135, up 10 pe

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Not using your paid time off? You should be

A survey shows that 52 percent of American employees who get paid time off don't use it all, and many don't use any of it. But even if there's nowhere you'd rather be than work, you -- and your boss -- might be better off if you took a break. The Pittsburgh