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Reduced Demand for Cuba Travel Rebounds Following Trump Regulations

A little more than a year ago, things were looking rosy for Cuban entrepreneurs in the burgeoning tourism hubs of Havana, Cienfuegos, and …

Cuba

Clocking Out

<i>Livia Gershon | Longreads | July 2018 | 9 minutes (2,261 words)</i><p>On May 1, 1886, 80,000 workers marched through the streets of Chicago. As soldiers and …

workdays

What We Can Do About Trump's Escalating Lies

From Robert Reich Blog<p>Donald Trump - Caricature<br>(Image by DonkeyHotey) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>As the political season heats up, Trump …

Donald Trump

The Rout in Commodities Can No Longer Be Ignored

Plunge, tumble and rout are overused by the financial media to describe a market in decline, but such superlatives would not be out of place to describe what’s happening to commodities. The Bloomberg Commodity Index of 25 raw materials ranging from oil to copper to cattle dropped as much as 2.80 …

Stock Markets

The Crushing, Ever-Present Weight of Debt

After both of M.H. Miller’s parents lost their jobs during the financial crisis and his mother was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, Chase bank …

Personal Finance

How to shockproof your retirement healthcare costs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)<p>Financial planner David Haas’ client was traumatized in the dentist chair, but it was not the drill that scared her.<p>It was the dentist’s bad news: The woman needed thousands of dollars in dental work, …

Retirement

America’s getting $10 trillion in tax cuts, and 20% of them are going the richest 1%

And according to the San Francisco Fed, the latest tax cuts probably won’t grow the economy much, if at all.<p>Tax cuts have clipped trillions of dollars off federal government revenues in recent years, largely to the benefit of the richest Americans. Two-thirds of the cuts have gone to the top 20 …

Economics

Say Hello to Full Employment

Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.<p>This morning, the Labor Department announced that the national unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent in June for good reasons, as hundreds of thousands more Americans sought work. For the first time in recorded history, the number of …

Economics

American Experience

The Pill | Article<p>The Puerto Rico Pill Trials<p>After the success of the preliminary Boston trials for the Pill in 1954 and 1955, John Rock and Gregory …

Puerto Rico

Behold the Art-o-Mat: Vintage Cigarette Vending Machines Get Repurposed & Dispense Works of Art

It’s a well known fact that anyone who’s quitting smoking will need to find something to occupy their hands.<p>Many experts suggest holding a pencil or …

East Village

One Big Retirement Lie... And What You Need To Know About It

Over the last few decades, retirement planning, and even the very essence of what it means to be “retired,” has dramatically changed. And while some of the “old” rules of retirement still apply, those looking to enjoy a comfortable retirement in today’s world often need to buck old trends.<p>Case in …

Retirement

Journalism has a trust problem. The podcast In the Dark proposes a compelling solution.

The terrific series, examining flaws in the criminal justice system, stands up for old-fashioned reporting.<p>In an era when the media isn’t trusted by huge swathes of people and when the president himself cries “fake news” at every opportunity about stories he doesn’t like or finds inconvenient, I’m …

Journalism

Lawyers for Neo-Nazi to Defend Alex Jones in Sandy Hook Case

Alex Jones, an online conspiracy theorist who claims the Sandy Hook massacre that killed 20 children and six adults was a hoax, has hired lawyers representing a founder of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website to defend him against defamation claims brought in Connecticut by families of seven Sandy …

Guns

How America Is Exporting Gun Violence to Mexico

The United States is the world’s largest arms producer, with impacts across the hemisphere and beyond.<p>On May 18, the country awoke to news of yet …

Trump Approves Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion, said a person familiar with the decision, ratcheting up a …

Documentary Explores the Jewish Roots of Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records has produced music from the greatest names in jazz: Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Horace …

Blue Note

IQ scores are declining. Scientists believe they know why.

Despite statistics and headlines declaring that more young people are going to college than ever before, our collective IQ scores are on the decline, according to a report by CNN.<p>Scientists at the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway believe they've pinpointed a reason for that: the …

Voices on The Racial Wealth Gap

I haven’t written on The Listening Exchange in awhile not because I haven’t been listening to podcasts but because, well, life and work get busy. I’m …

Book clinic: what to read on a road trip in the deep south

<b>Q: ​I am about to go on a road trip through Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and would welcome some scene-setting fiction.</b><br>Ivan Cornford<p><b>A: Alex Preston, journalist and author, whose most recent book is</b> <b>As Kingfishers Catch Fire</b><br>You must begin with the best novel to come out of the south, perhaps the …

Books

Tea Party House Republicans are slowly vanishing

The Tea Party movement, which swept Washington and the House majority in 2010 amid anger over a political system they claimed was disconnected from …

Here's how higher education was destroyed in 5 basic steps

A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying,<p>“In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is …

5 Retirement Rules to Live By

Your retirement can be even better and more financially secure if you know these rules and have a smart plan.<p>Rules can be annoying sometimes, but …

Retirement

Hunting for a Lesbian Canon

At the Aligre flea market near my Parisian flat, I haggle over a trinket I’ve decided to give to my on-the-rocks lover. It is a rock, a small but well-shined one. Twenty euros is too much, I insist. I’m from Ukraine, I tell the seller, in an attempt to get sympathy for my country’s political …

4 Things That Are Behind Your 401(k) Fees

Fees are the one thing everyone can agree on in 401(k) plans, and the consensus is they are too high. Some feel that if they pay anything as part of their company 401(k) plan they are paying too much. An important element in the fee conversation that has been missing is 401(k) plans aren’t free. As …

How You Can Use Annuities In Your Portfolio

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”<p>We’ve all heard this advice, and the same can be said for investments.<p>Some people attempt to diversify by having a mix of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. While this is better than owning shares of stock from only a few companies, it doesn’t provide much …

Retirement

Are We at Full Employment? Taking Issue With Paul Krugman (see addendum)

Paul Krugman had an interesting blog post this morning in which he attributed the continuing weakness of wage growth to an increase in monopsony …

What governments can do for the losers from free trade

<i>Jared Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Previously, he was chief economist and economic adviser to</i> …

Income inequality is going to hit tomorrow's retirees hard

One of the mysteries of personal finance has been the disconnect between the income inequality afflicting the working public and the claims by fiscal conservatives that most people's retirement lifestyles will be perfectly comfortable.<p>A recent post on the Squared Away blog of Boston College's …

Republicans, Democrats Disagree About The Point Of Higher Education

The think tank New America has a new report out on Americans’ perceptions of higher education. Researchers Ernest Ezeugo, Rachel Fishman, and Sophie Nguyen conducted a survey of American adults in partnership with polling firm Ipsos that solicited respondents’ views on the value and purpose of …

Higher Education

Cuba's new leader breaks from past with public appearances

For half a century Fidel Castro seemed to be everywhere in Cuba — inspecting factories, farms and offices, expounding to the press and zooming to the …