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Michael Hicks: What is ‘quality of place?’

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For more than a decade, a team of us at Ball State University argued that local economic and population growth was primarily caused by...

Chicago banker convicted in loans-for-Trump job scheme

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NEW YORK — A Manhattan jury on Tuesday convicted a Chicago banker of criminal charges for enabling Paul Manafort to get $16 million in...

Albania ex-vice interior minister arrested for abuse of post

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TIRANA, Albania — A former Albanian deputy interior minister has been arrested on corruption accusations, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Musk under fire again: CEO to testify over Tesla acquisition

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In the runup to Tesla Inc.'s 2016 acquisition of a company called SolarCity, Elon Musk hailed the deal as a “no brainer" — a...

USC professor admits to tax charge in admissions scandal

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BOSTON — An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty on Friday to a tax charge in connection with...

Mexico arrests former top police official for torture

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico said Monday it has arrested a former leading police official on charges of torture from nearly a decade ago. ...

USC professor to plead to tax charge in admissions case

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BOSTON — An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California who authorities say agreed to pay $100,000 to help his daughter...

Watchdog subpoenas FirstEnergy info on payment to regulator

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CLEVELAND — Ohio’s consumer utility watchdog is demanding that FirstEnergy Corp. share more information about $4.3 million that was paid to an attorney to...

Prosecutor: Bank CEO sought ‘power’ with $16M Manafort loans

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NEW YORK — A Chicago bank owner traded $16 million in loans to ex-President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager in a bid for a prestigious...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered...