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No more free parking at the U of I Hospitals for Patients?

This just came in my e-mail: “The present local and national economic environment is having a major impact on our financial performance. As part of our ongoing effort to align expenses with revenues without impacting direct patient care, we have reached the very difficult decision to eliminate the complimentary parking program for outpatient clinic visits […]

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Bank local

It’s almost impossible to avoid consorting with the massive multi-national banks these days, save the ol’ stuffing-banknotes-under-your-mattress trick. But, if the recent mismanagement of these investment giants hasn’t already pushed you to use a local Iowa City bank, credit union or financial adviser, here’s some more news from Bloomberg.com that these Mega-CEOs really don’t have […]

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New Politics, New Media

August 13, second day on the job. The 12th I spent in Barack Obama’s Iowa City office, blasting his Facebook supporters with mass emails. The promotion du jour: the senator’s “Be the first to know!” text-message program, a nifty campaign to buzz cell phones “the moment Barack makes his decision” for a vice-presidential candidate. I […]

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Is the Answer Blowin' in the Wind?

On the campaign trail President-Elect Barack Obama made a commitment to revitalize the economy with green-collar jobs as part of his overall energy initiative. After he takes office on January 20, the nation will be watching to see which components of his energy initiative actually make it into legislation. And many states will be anxiously […]

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