Andrés Herrera

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Consequences of racial and economic stratification in community colleges

Most discussions about diversity in higher education focus on the admissions process at selective colleges. Rarely considered are problems due to the …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can’t afford it<p>There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: …

Only 3 U.S. States Bother to Study How Sentencing Rules Affect Minorities

In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

Nan Htwe Nye works at an elementary school in Yangon, Myanmar. She started trying to use ATM machines a few months ago, and things haven't been going so well.<p>The machines are often broken, she says. "But," she adds, "we hope it will better in the future." This is, more or less, the story of ATMs — …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

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Two Ifugao Tribal Elders, Banaue Philippines

The revolution that built the streets of Paris

The French capital is one of the most striking examples of rational urban planning – a new study tries to explain how exactly it changed the city.<p>They are what make Paris so distinctive: the grand, wide boulevards that march in straight lines through the city, lined with bustling cafés and tempting …

Scientists implant false memories in mouse’s brain

<b>(Pakhnyushcha via Shutterstock)</b><p>The research may help reveal why humans are prone to concocting memories of experiences that never happened<p>Liz Fields<p>July 26, 2013 6:52pm (UTC)<p>Fans of the blockbuster film "Inception" will recall corporate conman Leo DiCaprio's dream-bending antics where he …

North Carolina Passes the Country's Worst Voter Suppression Law

<i>A police officer watches over demonstrators near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C.,</i> …

This week in the War on Workers: A mic check at Capital Grille

Striking fast food workers in New York City, April 2013<p>Fast food and other restaurant workers around the country are stepping up their demands for …

War in Syria inspires Kurdish unity | US & Canada

A new front is opening in Syria’s devastating civil war as Kurds and al-Qaeda-inspired fighters take advantage of a power vacuum to fight for control of key northern towns.<p>Self-ruling in most of the north-east, the Kurdish autonomy project has been dealt a blow, as Islamists have emerged as a …

Peru protesters clash with police

Protesters in the Peruvian capital, Lima, have clashed with riot police as they demonstrated against what they<br>said were President Ollanta Humala's unkept promises on schools and jobs.<p>Clashes broke out on Saturday when thousands of people tried to march towards the Congress building. They were met …

Goldman's Blankfein: The Worst Case Scenario 'Absolutely Will Happen'

Blankfein, who's been Goldman CEO since 2006, steered it through the fallout of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. He said the experience had taught him to accept that the worst thing you can imagine will inevitably happen.<p>"Most risk management is really just advanced contingency planning …

Global Markets Drop During Q2 2013

<i>Disclaimer: Both myself personally and the clients we manage invest in IVV, EWL, EWH, EWC, EWS, ENZL, and EWA.</i><p><b>While the S&P 500 did reasonably well during the second quarter of 2013, the global markets did not.</b><p>The movements in the chart at the top show capital movements without any consideration of …

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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …