Erin Goff

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America stems the flow of funds – just as China stalls and the eurozone risks going backwards

Quantitative easing,Economic growth (GDP),US economic growth and recession,Economic policy,Economic recovery,Amazon.com,Royal Mail,Eurozone crisis,Angela Merkel,Mario Draghi,Janet Yellen,Business<p>Janet Yellen of the Fed is winding down its quantitative easing programme, but might she soon have to …

Thailand Official: Martial Law Is Good For Tourists

Thailand's lure for tourists is powerful. The "land of smiles." The beaches. The temples. The mountains. Amazingly friendly people.<p>But Thailand also has had a military government since a coup in May that ousted a democratically elected government, and now Thai tourism is in the dumps. Tourism …

Vatican Changes Draft Report Translation About Welcoming Gays

The Vatican adjusted the English translation of a controversial phrase in its mid-Synod-of-the-Bishops report on Thursday, adapting “Welcoming …

Pope Francis

Venezuela elected to UN security council

The daughter of Hugo Chávez is set to play a more prominent role in international politics after Venezuela was elected to the UN security council.<p>María Gabriela Chávez is Venezuela’s deputy ambassador at the UN mission. The country garnered 181 votes from member states to secure one of five …

Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi

When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show.<p>More than 99.7% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten last year received all recommended doses of the MMR vaccine against …

Public Health

Very Good and Very Bad News in the Vaccine Wars

It’s just as well that no one knows the names of the 17,253 sets of parents in California who have opted not to have their children vaccinated, …

Public Health

Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then …

Whistleblower nurse describes 'chaos' at US Ebola hospital

Briana Aguirre claims she was given a hazmat suit with a large hole in it and waste from suspected Ebola patients was piled 'up to the ceiling' in corridors<p>The hospital at the centre of America’s Ebola outbreak admitted on Thursday that it had made mistakes and apologised, as a whistleblowing nurse …

Disease

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national …

Russia says it's pulling 17,000 troops from near Ukrainian border

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered 17,600 troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their bases, state-run media reported.<p>The reason? The Russian troops' training exercises in the southern Rostov region have ended, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.<p>But many did …

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists reinforce barricades at protest site

Pro-democracy demonstrators in central Hong Kong have used cement to reinforce the barricades defending a protest site after being attacked by counter-protesters on Monday afternoon, raising the stakes in a student-led movement which has paralysed huge swaths of the city for the past 16 days.<p>Hours …

Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eventually to abandon the minimum wage.<p>Walmart chief executive Douglas McMillon told reporters after an investor conference that the company plans to …

Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie …

Why Amazon Is Hiring 80,000 New Workers

To prepare for the holiday shopping surge, the online retailer is adding a record number of seasonal employees. Other big names are gearing up for …

Employment

Here's A Breakdown Of The Ebola Treatments Used So Far In This Outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa and begins to slowly spread in the United States, the race for a cure or vaccine for the deadly virus is more pressing than ever.<p>Because of relatively few Ebola patients (2,418 cases in total before this current outbreak) scientists simply didn't know …

Hill members grill CDC on Ebola at hearing

A House panel sharply questioned health officials Thursday over the U.S. response to the Ebola virus, as well as steps to prevent an outbreak of the disease in the United States.<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden and other government officials faced tough questions …

Starbucks ready to test order-ahead app

Starbucks Corp. is testing its first order-ahead mobile application this year in Portland, Oregon, in a bid to speed up service and boost sales.<p>Mobile ordering will be introduced across the U.S. next year, the Seattle-based company said in a statement Thursday.<p>Starbucks' mobile-payment application, …

Here's What James Franco Has Been Reading

Every free moment of his last year has been filled with books.<p><i>Image by Gerard Weber</i><p>For the past year or so I’ve been preparing for my oral exams in English literature at Yale. Through all that time, it seemed like every free moment was filled with reading.<p>Ask Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg if, …

Poor Kids and the 'Word Gap'

The White House launches a new literacy initiative aimed at low-income children.<p>“Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” But increasingly, the condition of American children—and even their eventual role in …

The 7 Social Media Mistakes Most Likely to Cost You a Job

Jobvite's latest social recruiting poll shows exactly what hiring managers are looking for when they check your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter …

Social Media

Understanding Stalin

Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue.<p>How did Stalin become Stalin? Or, to put it more precisely: How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the grandson of serfs, the son of a washerwoman and a semiliterate cobbler—become Generalissimo …

How Presidents Handle Pandemics

Obama’s response to the Ebola outbreak will affect his legacy. But he’s far from the first president to deal with such a crisis.<p>The government’s …

Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers

America rarely uses an apprenticeship model to teach young people a trade. Could such a system help the unemployed?<p>At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6 percent–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen …

Gay marriage: North Carolina official resigns

A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding …

ISIS Retreats From Besieged Syrian City

The Syrian city of Kobani, just across the border from Turkey, breathed easier Thursday as U.S. coalition airstrikes helped dislodge jihadist …

Middle East

Escaping North Korea: one refugee's story

Yeonmi Park was 13 when she escaped North Korea with her mother after her father, a high-ranking member of the ruling Workers’ Party, was jailed by the regime over charges of illegal business with the Chinese.<p>He world changed from running from a despotic regime to scraping a meal a day, avoiding …

CDC Tracking Fliers On Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson's First Flight

Federal health officials will begin tracking passengers who were on the plane Ebola-infected nurse Amber Vinson took from Dallas to Ohio on Oct. 10 — a date when she supposedly did not have symptoms and was not contagious. "We can't rule out that she might have had the start of her illness on …

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday. It provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September.<p>Government programs such as food stamps do help some people, especially …

Obama: Ebola point person 'may be appropriate'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to select an Ebola "czar" to lead the U.S. response against the disease, President Barack Obama conceded Thursday it …