Fire Ant -- an invasive species, tinged bright red, with an annoying, sometimes fatal bite -- covers Palm Beach County. Soon, his column will appear twice a week on The Pulp. Got feedback or a tip? Contact email@example.com.
Would the fine folks at an institution like Citigroup steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes? Would they stonewall the Palm Beach County School District, thereby taking millions of dollars annually away from public education? We wouldn't say that. Not yet.
But according to economists at the Florida Public Services Union, Citigroup is reaping windfall profits from a deal with the District, a deal that originally made sense but changed with changing circumstances. The union --an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union -- has urged the District to renegotiate the deal. But the District has hemmed and hawed and Citigroup has kept its cards face down. If things don't change, Fire Ant may have to revise his judgment about the bank. Here's the deal:More »
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