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'Cynical, Bad-Faith Republicans': Paul Krugman Explains How the GOP Sacrificed Millions of Jobs in a Heartless Attempt to Obstruct Obama

While there is plenty of blame to go around for the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis and the failure of U.S. policymakers to sufficiently …

Barack Obama

How to Grow Your Own Avocado Tree, for the Avo-Obsessed Millennial

"Peel the avocado. Peel the avocado. Guacamole, guac-guacamole."<p>We are an avocado-obsessed generation.<p>From savory, avocado toast to fresh, summer …

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market

Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, the property-tax limitation that helped spark a national tax revolt. It’s still popular. In a March survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, 57 percent of residents, and 65 percent of likely voters, said it had been mostly …

Real Estate

Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except pay them more

<i>UPDATE, July 12: In its latest report on wages, released Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that earnings for all employees were unchanged in June from June 2017. Real average hourly wages increased 0.1% in June from May, because half of a 0.2% increase in average hourly earnings was</i> …

No, Oakland residents did not protest ICE busting child sex traffickers

President Trump shared a story Tuesday on Twitter that erroneously claims Oakland residents last August protested federal agents as they broke up a child sex trafficking ring.<p>The inaccurate assertions have been making the rounds in conservative media for the past week, getting prominent coverage in …

Donald Trump

This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required

If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade …

Recipes

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Harvard Business School

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

These 17 Job Interview Behaviors Are a Huge Turnoff (and Will Negatively Affect Your Chances of Being Hired)

Statistics show that on average every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. This makes interviews more important than ever.<p>We all know the importance of the job interview for getting hired. You can have a stellar résumé, a great record of employment, and terrific references, but if you blow …

The GOP is wrecking your retirement savings

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The rich get richer, and the poor will never be able to retire<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 7, 2018 4:23pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The #GOPTaxScam was the straw that broke the markets’ back. Here’s why and how.<p>First, America is hugely in debt (known as …

Interest Rates

America's Best Ski Destinations Are Dirt Cheap This Year

Your friends will cite a litany of plausible-sounding reasons for not wanting to go on a ski vacation this year: the cold, the potential to blow out …

Sunny Anderson's Caribbean Chicken Wings

The GOP tax plan is a middle finger to everyone but the rich

<b>Donald Trump; Mitch McConnell (Getty/Mark Wilson/Drew Angerer)</b><p>Nobody should have any illusions about what Republicans are trying to accomplish<p>Steve Rosenfeld<p>December 2, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Forget campaign promises and White House propaganda about …

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under …

Economics

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Income Tax

Trump Is About to Stifle U.S. Solar Power. Why?

In a small Oval Office meeting this summer, President Donald Trump lashed out at his senior economic advisers for their tepidness on trade policy. …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Cooking

Southwest Cards Get Huge Signup Bonus Increase

Earlier this month, Chase announced an impressive signup bonus increase for the . New cardholders can now earn 60,000 points if they spend $2,000 …

The basic assumption of tax reform is wrong

President Trump and the Republican Congress are reportedly working on tax reform. This is almost certainly code for "huge tax cuts for rich people — …

Economics

Can You Get The IHG Card Even If You're Already An Authorized User On It?

<b>Update: This offer for the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card has expired. Learn more about the current offers here.</b><p>As I wrote about a few days …

Trump Administration, Despite Rising Lumber Prices, Adds More Tariffs

The government, at all levels in America, has really become creative about increasing housing costs. At the local level, growth opponents use every law in the book, from arcane zoning regulations to provisions about sunlight, to block projects they dislike. President Trump entered office promising …

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It's that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation.<p>It's also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves that the …

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Weekend Recipe: Zesty and Delicious Breakfast Tacos

Cook's Country<p>These delicious tacos from Cook's Country use homemade tortillas and a flavorful egg filling, with onion, jalapeño and bacon.<p>To make …

Dutch babies 101: What they are and how to cook them, plus recipes

When it comes to pancakes, I usually go Dutch.<p>A Dutch baby — also known as a German pancake, David Eyre's pancake or a Bismarck — is the preferred …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Why is the stock market so excited for President Trump?

U.S. stock indexes broke records Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 19,000, the S&P 500 closed over 2,200, and the NASDAQ closed …

Stock Markets

A divided town in Connecticut shows that finance is ruining America

Drive around the city of Bridgeport and, amid the tracts of middle-class homes, you'll see burned-out houses, empty factories, and abandoned buildings that line the main street.<p>Nearby, in the wealthier part of the county, there are towns of mansions with leafy grounds, swimming pools, and big iron …

Job Wars: Why Liberal Arts Grads Are Winning | Investopedia

The conventional wisdom these days has been that college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math will land the best-paying jobs, …

Liberal Arts