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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Along the country roads that fan out from Ogallala, Neb., there are abandoned, weathered old farmhouses and collapsed barns, remnants of the hardscrabble settlers who first tapped the Ogallala aquifer and turned the dry, high plains into lush wheat and corn fields.<p>Like a lot of the Midwest, western …

Housing

Americans are splurging on personal loans thanks to fintech startups

Ten years on from the credit crisis, Americans are again piling on debt in all its varieties, from credit cards to student loans to mortgages. These days, personal loans—a category turbocharged by fintech upstarts—are growing especially quickly. With an increasing number of shaky borrowers taking …

Loans

Hands Off-Pants On Ordinance In Effect in Chicago; California May Be Next

Article ByShawn D. FabianMichael J. RothSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLPLabor & Employment Law BlogLast October, we wrote about a Chicago …

Sexual Harassment

New Tax-Credit Investigation May Trip Up Wells Fargo

As much as Wells Fargo & Co. wants the public to believe it has put its troubled past behind it, yet another legal tangle shows it still doesn’t have a handle on its own questionable behavior.<p>In the latest turn of events, the Department of Justice has started an investigation into whether Wells …

Finance

Turkey’s Downward Spiral

Not long ago it would have seemed unthinkable to add Turkey to the list of countries — including North Korea, Iran and Russia — that the United States had sanctioned for unscrupulous behavior. As a NATO ally, Turkey has a mutual defense treaty with Washington, benefits from American intelligence …

South Asia

Turkey Crisis in Charts: Worse Than Lehman, Similar to 1998

Turkey is mired in one of the worst currency routs in emerging-market history, with few signs of how it will end. The lira fell as much as 17 percent …

Banking Crisis

Egypt builds a new capital city to replace Cairo

On a flat stretch of desert between the Nile River and the Suez Canal, a new city is being built that will one day replace ancient Cairo as Egypt's capital.<p>The new metropolis is currently a giant construction zone, but work is progressing at breakneck speed. It is slated to be larger than Singapore …

Suez Canal

Why financial criminals use real estate to launder money

Property is stable, functional, and less scrutinized than other landing spots for ill-gotten gains<p>Special council Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election has led to multiple charges of financial crimes for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. As the …

Real Estate

The True Extent of Palestinian Hatred for Israel

Pick up any newspaper and you might get the impression that Israel is being ruthless and aggressive when it comes to dealing militarily with the …

‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

PARIS — The solemn boulevards and quiet side streets of the 17th Arrondissement in Paris suggest Jewish life in France is vibrant: There is a new profusion of kosher groceries and restaurants, and about 15 synagogues, up from only a handful two decades ago.<p>But for residents like Joanna Galilli, …

Israel

Socialist Darling Caught Celebrating, Campaigning With Known Anti-Semite And Racist

5:33 PM 06/27/2018<p>Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world and rank-in-file Democrats by defeating incumbent Joe …

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

The Arabs of Palestine

MARTHA GELLHORN, novelist, journalist, and former war correspondent, has recently returned from a journey to the Middle East, where she went to see the "Palestinian Refugee Problem" in terms of real life, real people. Here she reports how the Arab refugees and the Arab Israelis live, and what they …

Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II

President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like.<p>In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, and 28% put Bush at the bottom of post-war presidents.<p>"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 …

George W. Bush

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

Lots of smart technologists and futurists are convinced that we are on the cusp of a world in which artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies will make a large portion of today’s jobs obsolete.<p>They might be wrong, of course, but the consequences if they’re right would be huge — …

Israel Needs to Protect Its Borders. By Whatever Means Necessary.

TEL AVIV — It is customary to adopt an apologetic tone when scores of people have been killed, as they were this week in Gaza. But I will avoid this sanctimonious instinct and declare coldly: Israel had a clear objective when it was shooting, sometimes to kill, well-organized “demonstrators” near …

Hamas says most of protesters killed by Israel in Gaza were members

Israel carried out airstrikes on Hamas sites in Gaza early Thursday, hours after the militant organization said most of the protesters killed by Israeli fire this week were its members.<p>Salah Bardawil, a senior Hamas official, told Palestinian news outlet Baladna TV that 50 out of the 60 who died on …

Israel

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Even for these unlikely professions, any place is a workplace

The Workplace

The obscure tax rule that’s stopping US states from paying teachers more

In Oklahoma, schoolchildren use tattered history books that say George W. Bush is still president, and a third-grade teacher is pan-handling to pay for class supplies. Some Colorado school districts can only afford to hold classes four days a week. One Arizona teacher is paid so little that she …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Stolen Iranian Nuclear Plans May Trigger New Inspections

Former weapons inspectors say an apparent trove of information on Iran's nuclear weapons program will increase pressure for more intrusive inspections of its atomic sites.<p>On Monday, the Israeli government disclosed it had obtained thousands of pages of documents and nearly 200 CDs' worth of data on …

Netanyahu’s Iran Performance Wasn’t Just for Trump

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on national television to present what his office touted as a dramatic announcement about Iranian nuclear documents now in Israeli hands, the entire country tuned in. So did much of the world.<p>Early reviews were dismissive. Sure, it was impressive …

National Security

Palestinian leader's speech condemned as anti-Semitic

JERUSALEM (AP) — Remarks by the Palestinian president about the causes of 20th century anti-Semitism in Europe were sharply criticized as anti-Semitic and drew widespread condemnations from Israel and around the world on Wednesday.<p>In rambling remarks that were part of a lengthy speech to the …

Israel

Legendary Investment Banker Richard Jenrette Left These 24 Rules for Success

Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four decades on Wall Street. When he died last week …

Homework

Mahmoud Abbas: Jews Caused Holocaust With Their ‘Social Behavior’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Holocaust was caused by the “social behavior” of Jews, such as money …

Mahmoud Abbas blames Jews’ ‘social behavior’ for the Holocaust

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the Palestinian National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah, at his presidency …

Starbucks Bows to Anti-Semitic Farrakhan Fans, Boots Jewish Group

If you needed another reason to boycott Starbucks. Or to recognize that the farthest fringes of the radical left are in the drivers' seat. Here it is.<p>…

Israeli spies stole half a tonne of secret nuclear documents from Iran 'in a single night'

The dilapidated warehouse in southern Tehran seemed an unlikely place for Iran to store its most sensitive nuclear secrets.<p>But according to Israeli officials, the storage facility in the Shorabad neighbourhood had been chosen precisely because of its unassuming appearance.<p>Iran’s government …

Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of hiding nuclear weapons activity

In a televised presentation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of moving nuclear weapons to a secret location. Iran's …