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Day: April 14, 2012

Rose and Hamilton seek right rhythm

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — At this stage of the season, Tom Thibodeau knows a delicate balance exists between the need for rest and rhythm. But even with the Bulls

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Baseball rankings

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times – Larry Stone’s MLB power rankings Last week’s rankings in parentheses Team 1       Tigers (1)      For Prince, best part of being on an Ilitch-owned team: unlimited crazy

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Locked out workers shown support

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Locked out union workers from American Crystal Sugar were shown support on Friday. Checks for $500 were presented to some of the 25 locked out

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Wells Fargo earns $4 billion in first quarter

Andrew Dunn, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. – As refinancing applications continue to flood in, Wells Fargo and Co. used a surge in mortgage banking to post another record-setting quarter of profits, the bank

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Davenport crack dealer sent to prison

DAVENPORT, IA – On April 12, 2012, Ricky Lee Johnson, age 42, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 262 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) and marijuana, and

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Q & A on taxes with Sen. Grassley

Q:    What is Tax Freedom Day? A:    Since 1990, the Tax Foundation has calculated how many days a taxpayer must work from January 1 each year to pay taxes that year, including

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Bulls’ Rose committed to regaining edge

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – Poor C.J. Watson. His reward for sinking a three-pointer to force overtime in Thursday’s dramatic victory over the Heat? Guarding Derrick Rose in 3-on-3 on the Bulls’

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Twins fall to Rangers

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The disappointment of losing back-to-back World Series has been compounded for Rangers fans the past two winters. Besides coming so close to the

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Stocks end worst week of 2012

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Friday, with the major indexes recording their worst week this year, after China reported its economy slowed more than anticipated. “The market

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