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Mar 7, 2011

High court rules against Navy in open records case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the government’s broad use of an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act to withhold documents from the public, ruling for a Washington state resident who wants Navy maps relating to its main West Coast ammunition dump. The court, by an 8-1 vote, threw out an […]

Nov 21, 2010

Economic hurdles plague public art

VAIL, Colo. — Public art has become a tough sell in communities where the rough economy has forced cuts in employment and services — even when those artistic endeavors were paid for in better times. Officials in the posh mountain resort of Vail recently decided to shell out an extra $95,000 to move a statue […]

Nov 18, 2010

General Motors shares jump on Wall Street return

NEW YORK — General Motors stock began trading on Wall Street again Thursday, signaling the rebirth of an American corporate icon that collapsed into bankruptcy and was rescued with a $50 billion infusion from taxpayers. The stock rose sharply in its first minutes of buying and selling, going for nearly $36 per share — almost […]

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