Articles Archive for September 2016
Chicago State University enrolled just 86 freshmen this fall, an alarming drop as the embattled public institution faces an uncertain future.
Overall, the university now has fewer than half the number of total students it did six years ago. There are 3,578 students taking classes at the Far South Side campus this fall, down from 7,362 students in 2010, according to university figures released Tuesday. The numbers include 2,352 undergraduates and 1,226 graduate students.
While enrollment has been declining for years, the past year has been particularly troubling. Overall enrollment is down …
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Public service workers in Illinois state government are featured in a new statewide TV and digital spot that calls out Governor Bruce Rauner for refusing to negotiate with the largest union of state employees, AFSCME Council 31.
The Rauner administration broke off negotiations in January and has refused to meet with the union ever […]
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The Boston Herald reports:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has come out against the ballot question that would lift the cap on charter schools, after taking heat for staying on the fence.
“Education is about creating opportunity for all our children, not about leaving many behind,” Warren said in a statement. “I hope that the Legislature, the teachers, and the parents can come together to find ways to make sure all kids in Massachusetts get a first-rate education without pitting groups against each other.”
Elizabeth Warren: fighter for the status quo. Some white chicks ,in politics, want to keep minorities on the public school plantation.
Florida Division of Elections. As of 09/28/2016 6:38AM the Republicans lead by 140,000 ballots in Florida.
President Barack Obama is set to veto a Republican-passed bill that gives people an exemption from penalties if they purchase health insurance through Obamacare co-ops, but then lose their plan because the co-op failed.
“These options are available to all consumers in these circumstances, not just those enrolled in coverage through co-ops,” said the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday, which issued a statement on the White House’s stance on the veto, and argued the measure was unnecessary.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska) “would create a bad precedent for using exemptions from the individual-responsibility provision to address unrelated concerns about the Affordable Care Act,” the White House said.
The Obama regime’s cartellized health insurance scheme doesn’t want captive consumers to stop paying for overpriced health insurance.
The world’s largest asset manager joined the chorus of investors warning that expensive U.S. Treasurys could pose a danger to portfolios as the Federal Reserve moves closer to a rate increase and the Bank of Japan ramps up efforts to steepen the yield curve.
“It’s time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasurys in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious of long-duration Treasurys,” wrote Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, in a Monday note. “The risk-reward landscape for long-duration Treasurys is shifting.”
Duration measures the sensitivity of a bond’s price to changes in yield. As bond investors know, debt prices rise as yields fall and vice versa. Duration estimates just how much bond prices will change as the yield rises or falls. The longer the maturity, the longer the duration and the more sensitive a bond price is to changes in yield. That means that a small rise in yields can have an outsize impact on the value of long duration bonds in a portfolio.
Just a reminder.
The two largest hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo are bombed https://t.co/PHjvXqIZNp— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 28, 2016
Liberal columnist Neil Steinberg of The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Donald Trump is going to be elected president of the United States on Nov. 8.
At least I believe he will. I’m not the Delphic oracle. But that seems the direction we’re heading, and Monday night’s debate only reinforced my suspicion.
Remember, this is Neil Steinberg who sees government as a benevolent institution.