Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Higher Interest Rates Could Lighten Workers’ Wallets Supported by ByBinyamin Appelbaum Dec. 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump renewed his attacks on the Federal Reserve on Monday in a tweet expressing incredulity that the Fed continues to raise interest rates. While his outbursts have drawn widespread criticism for being impolitic, a growing number of experts think the president has a point. As the Fed drives up borrowing costs, there is increasing concern that the central bank is risking a return to recession, and may be preventing workers from claiming a larger share of the American pie. As Lawrence H. Summers, formerly President Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser, put the matter in a recent interview with Fox Business Network, “The ways in which the president … [Read more...] about Higher Interest Rates Could Lighten Workers’ Wallets
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Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:32 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 Lansing — Michigan Republicans attempting to mimic a lame-duck power grab by their counterparts in Wisconsin may face a road block from their own party: Moderate Gov. Rick Snyder. Some experts say the GOP power play reflects a new era of political ruthlessness that Snyder has shied away from over his eight years in office. The Ann Arbor Republican has signed major conservative reforms, including the right-to-work law in the 2012 lame-duck session. But unlike GOP Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Snyder has given the Legislature no indication he’ll sign measures that would strip power from Democrats set to take over top statewide offices next year. Snyder and Walker have “very different approaches” to government and politics, said John Weaver, a former campaign adviser who has also worked for moderate conservative GOP presidential hopefuls … [Read more...] about Snyder the wild card in Michigan GOP’s lame-duck power play
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 ATLANTA — The nightly barrages are still vivid. Under former coach Stan Van Gundy, opponents rained 3-pointers on the Detroit Pistons last season. But under first-year coach Dwane Casey, the Pistons are one of the best teams in the league at defending the 3-point line. There are several positives and negatives for the Pistons, who stand 5-5 and entered Thursday tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference standings. Blake Griffin is performing like a top-10 player. Andre Drummond is well on his way to another rebounding crown — despite his struggles with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. The wings have struggled with performance (Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson) and injuries (Bullock, Kennard). But the team’s 3-point defense is the top thing that could bode well for the rest of the season as the franchise seeks its second playoff appearance in a decade. Here are two more hings I like … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons at 10-game mark: 3 bad things, 3 good things
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?