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Revised forecasts show recession, fiscal crisis have crippled tax revenues and brought the commonwealth closer to disaster.
The action allows the territory to buy time as it waits to see if Congress will approve money for a bailout.
The spending bill offered no bankruptcy protection for Puerto Rico, which is facing the likelihood of cascading defaults in just weeks.
Some community leaders in Chicago and other cities seek a fervent backlash against all violent crime, not just crimes that involve police officers.
The number of households that are middle class is now matched by those that are either upper or lower income, a new Pew Research Center report finds.
Puerto Rico is moving toward default on $7 billion in loans.
How the Ferguson protests led to the resignation of the president of the University of Missouri.
The system is starting to crumble as the island runs out of cash.
The 100 largest chief executive retirement funds are worth $4.9 billion, which is about equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American families.
Republicans and Democrats were cool toward the White House’s proposal — but for different reasons.