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More Old People, Fewer Workers: Nations Look To Immigration

A story in the Financial Times caught our eye this week. It was on foreign workers in South Korea.<p>The story looked at the town of Ansan, where about 7.6 percent of the population is foreign. They come from other Asian countries, as well as from Russia. Here's one of the reasons for the change in …

'This is the line in the sand,' House Republicans say

House Speaker John A. Boehner will link a repeal of Obama's healthcare overhaul to a bill preventing a federal shutdown.<p>September 18, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro<p>House Speaker John A. Boehner does not appear to have a backup plan if the… (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated…)<p>WASHINGTON — House Republicans …

Four Lost Decades: Why American Politics Is All Messed Up

Political update: the annual showdown over the federal budget and associated topics is about to begin. Over the weekend, President Obama warned that he wouldn’t negotiate with Congressional Republicans about raising the debt ceiling, which is due to be breached sometime next month. But there’s …

The best college for every major

Slide 1 of 7<p>In many cases, a worker’s paycheck will have more to do with the major they chose than the school that granted them a diploma, but …

The college savings plan that beat the hedge funds

A college investment plan designed to help parents cope with rising tuition costs ended up yielding such outsize returns that officials had to shut …

Over Half of Americans Now Use Cell Phones to Go Online

Yet another reason to get your mobile site in shape: A recent Pew study found that the majority of cell phone owners are using them to access the Internet.<p>According to a September study by the Pew Research Center, 91 percent of Americans are cell phone owners, and 56 percent of all adults own a …

The Tea Party Takes The Reins In The House

A small group of conservative Republicans have forced their leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor to toe the ideological line. "They could have and they should have come to us first," tea party conservative Rep. John Fleming says.<p>WASHINGTON — If there was any question who's setting the agenda and …

Inside the House Agriculture Committee

From the food stamps bill on the House floor this week to farm­land con­ser­va­tion and com­mod­it­ies reg­u­la­tion, there is very little about the …

Agriculture

House Agriculture: Searching for the Future of Food

When House Ag­ri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee Chair­man Frank Lu­cas, R-Okla., went to the po­di­um in June to ask law­makers to vote for a new farm bill, he …

A New NHL Rule Could Be The First Step Toward Dramatically Reducing Fighting

A new rule this season gives players an additional two-minute penalty if they remove their helmets before starting a fight (via Puck Daddy). Instead of just receiving a five-minute penalty for fighting, a player will spend seven minutes (more than one-third of a period) in the penalty box.<p>Clearly …

Concussion

Metta World Peace Predicts Los Angeles Lakers Will Make 2013-14 NBA Finals

Metta World Peace is back to making predictions about the Los Angeles Lakers once again, so it's good to know that changing teams hasn't changed one of the most quotable players in the NBA.<p>Now a member of the New York Knicks, World Peace apparently doesn't think all of the changes Los Angeles has …

'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?' canceled, a nation of bros mourns

<i>What Would Ryan Lochte Do?</i>, the E! reality series that dared asked a question no one had even considered and later became the TV show that was too vapid for even the biggest fan of <i>Keeping Up With The Kardashian</i><i>s,</i> died Tuesday in a Hollywood conference room. It was eight episodes old.<p>The program …

2013 TOUR Championship scores: Tiger Woods sinks to bottom with just 7th career birdie-free round

The final pairing of Henrik Stenson and Tiger Woods went in opposite directions on Thursday, as the No. 2 seed Swede jumped into a lead while No. 1 Woods sank to the bottom of the leaderboard.<p>The top five players in the FedExCup standings hold a special trump card this week in that they …

Dodgers clinch National League West with win over Diamondbacks

With the victory on Thursday the Dodgers won the National League West for the first time since 2009.<p>PHOENIX -- An eighth-inning solo home run by A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers over the Diamondbacks, 7-6, on Thursday, allowing Los Angeles to clinch the National League West. The Dodgers, who hold an …