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Town coffers crumble along with a region's home foundations

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — As the foundation beneath their home crumbles, Christina Mailhos and her husband are trying to figure out how to come up with $200,000 or more for the massive fix while college tuition bills loom for two teenagers.
But that is hardly the extent of her worries. As the top official in this small town, ... (full story)

GovMint.com's Silver Benny

Dear Mr. Berko: The U.S. Mint is issuing a limited mintage striking of a silver proof $100 bill. It's an exact image of the $100 bill, though it's a little bigger, 6 inches by 2 1/2 inches. The entire surface (back and front) contains 1 troy ounce of pure silver, and it has that newly minted mirror shine. Each piece is assigned a nu ... (full story)

Spurt in oil prices pushes US stock indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices last Monday helped revive energy stocks, which have been among the year's worst performers, and U.S. stock indexes flirted again with record highs.
The pace for markets around the world, though, remained sluggish. For weeks, markets have made only modest moves as investors shrugged off ... (full story)

Rainy spring has dampened many Ohio farmers' corn, soybean planting plans

Spring around Ohio so far has been, well, quite springlike.
The only constant in the weather has been change. There were stretches of mild weather in April followed by on-and-off stretches of wet, damp weather since.
In fact, there's been quite a bit of rain recently.
So far this month central Ohio has received 1.98 inches ... (full story)

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said.
The attack largely infected networks that used out-of-date software, such as Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer offers tech ... (full story)