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Africa's rising population and youth unemployment challenge

In Kenya, a social enterprise is creating work for young people by training them to sell products their communities need – can the model be scaled up?<p>If young people are a gift to both their communities and the world, as Wangari Maathai suggested on receiving the Nobel peace prize in 2004, then …

U.S. Job Growth Slows A Bit As Wages Shrink

Employers added 162,000 workers in July, and the U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 7.4 percent, the lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.<p>But while the number of jobs did increase, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans …

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16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a candidate can go from frontrunner to underdog, the 2016 presidential election is decades …

Detroit Must Clear Thousands Of Deserted Houses To Have A Shot At Rebirth

For Motown to break its downward spiral of depopulation and decay, the troubled city needs to fire up its bulldozers. It must clear tens of thousands of deserted houses and garbage-strewn lots. It has to move fast, or the blight that makes much of Detroit unlivable will continue to fester and …

Emergency Summit On Urban Violence Opens In Chicago

Rep. Robin Kelly, one of the hosts of the urban violence summit in Chicago, said at the outset Friday that this wouldn't be just another summit.<p>"Maybe just some of you are tired of having your leaders hold summits that are long on talk and short on action," she told attendees. "Today's summit aims …