What’s Missing from the State of the State in Illinois? – RECURO.org (press release) (blog)

Illinois government is a culture of corruption Its hard not to find a state that is steeped in corruption, but few come close to Illinois. Ten Chicago city aldermen, seven municipal officials or workers, five state officials, five former governors and seven Congressmen have been censured, charged, impeached, forced to resign or imprisoned for corruptionboth…

Ramsay Health Care interim profit falls 3.7pc, flags French unit restructuring – The Australian Financial Review

Australia’s largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care, said its first-half net profit fell, hurt by major restructuring at its French operations, that includes job cuts over three years. Net profit fell 3.7 per cent to $246.5¬†million in the six months ended December 31 from $255.9¬†million in the year-earlier period. Core net profit rose 7.5…

SEQ builder goes bust leaving unpaid bills – Toowoomba Chronicle

SUBCONTRACTORS and new home clients are counting the costs after another Gold Coast builder collapsed this week. Future Urban Residential, a Varsity Lakes-based business, went into liquidation late on Monday, leaving homes unfinished and subbies bills unpaid. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is investigating the collapse and has referred the case to Federal regulator…