Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer
DETROIT - Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has found.
The Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn't last.
Income inequality may be an issue in presidential politics, but corporate defenders of the status quo aren't letting that stop their railing against wage increases. Some are even blaming higher pay for Walmart's decision to close dozens of stores.
ISSUE | SS UNITED STATES Restore ship's sparkle in Philadelphia The SS United States Conservancy has tentatively sold the venerable ocean liner to a cruise company that, pending a feasibility study, could take it to another port for refurbishing ("Liner faces a long voyage," Monday). Philadelphia's waterfront has been its home for 20 years, and Philadelphians have poured more than $10 million into preserving it to date. Why isn't Philadelphia being considered as the site of its rebirth?
ISSUE | BLACK HISTORY MONTH Phila. at the forefront I have been reading with great interest Sofiya Ballin's series "Black History: What I Wish I Knew." I hope, though, that at some point this month there is recognition that Philadelphia in 2005 became the first and only school district in the country to make a year of African American history a graduation requirement.
ISSUE | EDUCATION A vote of confidence The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has extended its management agreement with Faith and the Future Foundation, the nonprofit organization established to oversee and manage 17 high schools and four special-education schools. Four years ago, there were questio
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Empty promises Listening to the speeches of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders after their respective victories in the New Hampshire primaries, I had a better understanding of why some prospective voters in that state had been undecided ("It's Trump, Sanders," Wednesday).
Milton Becket, 92, of Berwyn, a lawyer and decorated World War II Army veteran, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of congestive heart failure at home.
Elizabeth McCann Rapanaro, 85, of Gloucester City, a former supervisor for a housing complex, died of cancer Friday, Feb. 5, at home.
Helena Hoffman Pinto, 66, of Burlington Township, an award-winning senior transaction manager for Binswanger, the Philadelphia commercial real estate firm, died of lung cancer Saturday, Feb. 6, at Samaritan HealthCare and Hospice in Mount Holly.

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