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1 hr ago | Williamson Daily News Online
The city commission in Vicco approved a measure on Monday to begin paying the city's police chief in a virtual currency, a move officials say is likely the first of its kind in the nation.
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
Should government buildings be allowed to display religious symbols?
5 hrs ago | Fortune
The Blackstone Group found itself in The Daily Show's sights last night, based on a seemingly-brazen piece of self-dealing that was first uncovered late last month by Bloomberg News .
10 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com
Judge Steven Rhodes didn't break new ground since announcing the decision Tuesday during a 90-minute address to a packed courtroom.
14 hrs ago | GPB.org
Chinese banks cannot trade in Bitcoins, the digital currency that doesn't recognize international boundaries, China's top regulators said Thursday.
18 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Two guys on Reddit who were enraged when someone stole as much as $100 million in Bitcoins from "Sheep Marketplace," an illegal online drug sales web site, believe the thief has passed the cash through a Bitcoin wallet that at one point contained as much as $220 million.
Russian aluminum baron Oleg Deripaska's company has launched a 100 million-euro lawsuit against Montenegro over the handling of its aluminum smelter in the Balkan country.
A Green Bay, Wis.-based beef processing company has submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for an idled South Dakota plant.
By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press A trio of Norman Rockwell paintings that for years resided at a New England museum named for him is being auctioned in New York City.
Bankruptcy ruling worries Detroit retirees: A judge's ruling that the city of Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 has many retirees concerned that their pensions will be cut.
An empty field in Brush Park, north of Detroit's downtown is shown with an abandoned home.
Detroit city workers and supporters protest outside the federal courthouse in Detroit while awaiting the bankruptcy decision, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Jefferson County, Ala., has closed the sale of nearly $1.8 billion in new debt and emerged from the nation's second-largest municipal bankruptcy.
Alabama's Jefferson County on Tuesday closed on a $1.78 billion sewer bond deal and brought an end to what had been the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy before Detroit filed for court protection from creditors in July.
Detroit's bankruptcy case is entering its most important stage so far as a judge decides whether the city is eligible to stay in court and fix billions in debt.
Illinois lawmakers are set to consider a potentially historic plan to solve the state's worst-in-the-nation $100 billion pension crisis.
Some of the thousands of Los Angeles area high school students attend the 12th Annual College and Career Convention, sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, on Nov. 6, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.