ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A heat wave hitting the Yukon and Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of these normally chilly regions, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.
The temperature was expected to hit 28 degrees Celsius in Dawson City on Wednesday and the balmy weather is supposed to continue until Thursday. In June in Dawson City, the temperature doesn’t usually top 18 or 19 degrees.
Just in case conventional wisdom thought there was some limit beyond which financial crime and fraud in the US would or could not cross, here comes the city of Harrisburg, bankrupt for nearly two years, proving everyone wrong as usual. Of course, if one is sinking, might as well take down as many as possible with it, because in the long-run, etc... right Keynesian fanatics? Fresh from the SEC:
We don't know much about how the Spurs and Heat will play each other in the Finals. Both teams rested significant players in their two regular-season meetings and there are few conclusions to draw from either matchup.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Pennsylvania city of Harrisburg, the state’s beleaguered capital, with securities fraud on Monday for allegedly releasing misleading public statements and financial information.
Harrisburg, which is under state receivership after its finances became mired by a scheme to upgrade a trash incinerator, agreed to settle the charges without admitting or denying the findings, the SEC said.
I have written here any number of times about the crazy ongoing subsidies by Glendale, Arizona (a 250,000 resident suburb of Phoenix) to an NHL franchise. The city last year was teetering at the edge of bankruptcy from past hockey subsidies, but decided to double down committing to yet more annual payments to the new ownership of the team.
Hillary Clinton may no longer be the U.S. Secretary of State, but she is still a going political concern. Given her boundless ambition and widespread name recognition, her name always tops the list of potential presidential candidates in 2016. If she chooses to run, her success or failure may very well rest on how voters view her tenure as President Barack Obama’s diplomat-in-chief. Her political opponents seem well aware of this. Even though she is now a private citizen, congressional Republicans continue to allege that Clinton covered up facts associated with the death of the U.S.