Archive for October, 2013

AMBROSE: Site trouble the least of ACA's problems

The sign-up period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act got off to a fumbling start, a fact that’s deservedly received massive attention. The failure is the equivalent of no more than one ungrammatical, illogical, badly worded sentence in 10,000 pages of regulatory Obamacare gobbledygook.

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No blue-collar guy

I always get amused when some rich business executive like Palko starts acting like he is just another blue-collar guy looking out for the working man .

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Impact of 217 staff cuts cited with alarm

Asked to simulate the effect of 217 potential staff cuts, Luzerne County budgetpolicy analyst Adam Szumski had to remove his own position on his spread sheet.8220There are only so many ways to get to 217 while keeping some of our services going internally and for the public,8221 Szumski said Thursday.

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Jobless claims fall; hires slow

Washington The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very few workers. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average rose 8,000 to 356,250, the highest since April. The 16-day partial government shutdown and backlogs in California due to computer upgrades inflated the …

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Ruthless bankers flaunt 'Capital'

A serious European financial thriller is something of a novelty, and Costa-Gavras, the militant film master par excellence, shows perfect timing in his ambitious 'Capital,' a film that lingers in the memory in spite of being rather irritating to watch.

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Craig City Council works on a tough budget

Craig City Council met with city officials Thursday to work on a tight budget for 2014. “This is probably the worst budget I’ve seen since I’ve been on City Council,” council member Ray Beck said.

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