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Notebook: Obama seeks to be in an optimum state for his role as Decider-in-Chief, writes Helen Lewis
Huge problem of underfunding of retirement plans is crippling many cities and states
Year-long budget stand-off compounded by growing mistrust of authorities
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking ways to plug a $20bn shortfall, one of the worst in the US
Investigators to look at treatment of African-Americans amid race debate
McCarthy’s sacking follows the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald
The city of skyscrapers and Frank Lloyd Wright looks to the future
Deficit-laden city sells $674m despite being downgraded to junk earlier this month
Challenge for Rahm Emanuel as rating agency’s move could trigger $2.2bn in claims
Library represents all that is good and bad about president’s style
Prestige project expected to bring $220m in annual economic activity to city’s south side
Incumbent and former Obama chief of staff defeats union-backed challenger in second round vote
The mayor wants to shed a reputation that he favours the city’s wealthy over the working class
Mayoral hopeful offers no fix for city’s fiscal ills
Exodus of black support sends Obama’s former chief of staff to second round despite heavy campaign spending
Hard-nosed former Obama aide faces tough mayoral re-election fight
In ‘Stress Test’, the former Treasury secretary combines self-deprecation and self-defence
Has the mayor of Chicago reinvented the city’s notorious political machine – and does he covet the White House?
Chicago is tackling the worst pension crisis in the US. But methods that got it into its bind are still used across America
JPMorgan’s chief executive has overcome dark times before
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