Russell Crowe pulls in $3.7M in auction to help finance his divorce

Russell Crowe pulls in $3.7M in auction to help finance his divorce

Even Oscar winners need a little help paying the bills. Russell Crowe unloaded dozens of items Saturday night at a Sotheby’s auction in a bid to help him fund his divorce from ex-wife Danielle Spencer — and wound up raking in more than $3 million. Russell Crowe hosted an auction called “The […]

UPDATE: Kansas school funding deal sits in the hands of the Senate

UPDATE: Kansas school funding deal sits in the hands of the Senate

TOPEKA (CAPITOL BUREAU) – The Kansas House narrowly passed a new school funding plan Saturday. The plan now goes to the Senate for a “yes”or “no” vote.    School funding talks stalled Friday night after House leaders said the Senate would not budge from its position.    “We’re trying to figure out what we can accept and […]

Rwanda's president names new finance minister in reshuffle

Rwanda's president names new finance minister in reshuffle

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed Uzziel Ndagijimana as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle, his office said. Kagame swept to a landslide victory in a presidential election last year, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. Late on Friday, he promoted state minister of finance Ndagijimana […]

Job growth slows to a six-month low in March

Job growth slows to a six-month low in March

The March jobs report is out and it’s a miss. In March, the economy added 103,000 jobs while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1% for the sixth-straight month, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists had expected the report to show 185,000 jobs were created in March while the […]

Macy's Longtime Finance Chief Karen Hoguet to Retire

Macy's Longtime Finance Chief Karen Hoguet to Retire

April 4, 2018 7:52 p.m. ET Macy’s Inc. M 3.79% finance chief Karen Hoguet will retire within the next year, after more than 20 years in the role. Macy’s said it is conducting an external search for her successor and has hired an executive search firm to assist the process. Ms. Hoguet, who has been […]

Kansas Senate leaders slam brakes on school finance work after House OKs plan

Kansas Senate leaders slam brakes on school finance work after House OKs plan

Leading Senate Republicans blocked work on a school finance plan Tuesday, saying senators won’t debate education funding until after lawmakers approve a polarizing constitutional amendment. The vow came hours after the House approved a bill that would pump roughly $500 million more into Kansas schools over five years in an attempt to satisfy the Kansas […]

96% of Russian State Contracts Were Uncompetitive in 2017, Finance Ministry Reports

96% of Russian State Contracts Were Uncompetitive in 2017, Finance Ministry Reports

All but 4 percent of state contracts in Russia were carried out through uncompetitive tenders last year, a Russian Finance Ministry monitoring report has said.  A December 2017 transparency report estimated that non-competitive state contracts had resulted in losses of $9.4 billion for the Russian government in the past three years, the Vedomosti business daily […]

Berlin council and finance board agree to move forward with jail cell upgrades

Berlin council and finance board agree to move forward with jail cell upgrades

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Portland school finance panel rejects most budget cuts

Portland school finance panel rejects most budget cuts

Portland’s island schools were taken off the chopping block Friday night, with the school board finance committee rejecting the idea of closing the two elementary schools as a way to lower the tax impact of the school budget. Cheers broke out amid island residents, some holding signs, as the committee members tabled the idea. “I […]