Great Depression

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so.<p>Throughout American history, during …

Politics

General Electric Dropped From Dow After More Than a Century

And then there were none.<p>General Electric, the last original member of the Dow Jones industrial average, was dropped from the blue-chip index late Tuesday and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain.<p>The decision is a fresh blow to General Electric, which has stumbled badly in …

Business

Thief returns train station clock, thanks Ford for believing in Detroit

DETROIT – A thief who stole a clock that hung on a gateway for decades at Michigan Central Station in Detroit reached out to anonymously return the antique timepiece, sending Ford to an abandoned building to retrieve it.<p>The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan, received a phone call Friday …

Money

Exactly How Much Should You Be Contributing to Your 401(k) Anyway?

Saving money for retirement feels a lot like cleaning your room or eating your vegetables—it’s tedious but important, and everywhere you turn, …

Retirement

Is this scathing report the death knell for bitcoin?

As if bitcoin fans didn’t have enough to worry about these days, a widely respected international bank has just published a scathing analysis of the cryptocurrency questioning whether it ever will be more than a fad — and a costly fad for its adherents.<p>The report by the Swiss-based Bank for …

Bitcoin

What Americans Had To Say About Jewish Refugees Fleeing the Nazis

They were called “so-called” refugees, told they were alien to American culture and warned against as potential enemies of the United States.<p>This …

20th Century

US-China trade war to hurt Australia

AUSTRALIA could be the biggest loser from a trade war between China and the US, research has found, just as US President Donald Trump revealed plans …

China

The 'Truth Decay' research that made Obama's reading list

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 1890s, during the lead-up to the Spanish-American War, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst fanned prejudice against Spain with lurid headlines and sensationalized stories. "You furnish the pictures," he famously told one of his correspondents, "and I'll furnish the war."<p>The …

Opinion

We Can Create Better Jobs—by Fixing the Bad Ones

More than 65 million Americans toil in insecure, low-paying jobs. Instead of hoping they will all find different, and better, jobs, we should upgrade the ones they already have.<p>When politicians and pundits talk about creating better jobs, they typically cite two strategies. The first, emphasized by …

Income Inequality

Why Can’t You Get a Decent Meal at the Movies?

The other day, I dug up an e-mail that I had sent to a friend in 2011, in which I reported, with great excitement, that I’d been to Nitehawk, a new movie theatre in Williamsburg, “where you can ORDER FOOD from your seat!” During a showing of “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” an indie thriller about a …

Sex and the City

Opinion: A Trump trade war could push China to the brink

While the sell-off in currencies of emerging markets with insufficient foreign exchange (forex) reserves and wide current account deficits — such as …

Economics

Yes, Juneteenth Is a Real Holiday

TheWrap offers a brief history lesson on Freedom Day, which commemorates the abolition of slavery<p>“Happy Juneteenth!”<p>In the first few minutes of a first-season episode of FX’s “Atlanta,” many audiences were introduced to Juneteenth. And if you were confused as to what the hell Monique, Craig and …

Black History

This Strawberry Sangria Refrigerator Jam Should Go On Every Biscuit You Make This Summer

The lesson of food preservation was taught to me by my grandmothers. One grandmother made pickles. All kinds of pickles. Some took a week or more to …

Food

A Student's Guide to the Great Depression

What was the Great Depression?<p>The Great Depression was a spectacular, worldwide economic decline. During the Great Depression, there was a sharp …

Economics

Some millennials find going out for a drink takes too much effort, one study says. That doesn’t mean we’re lazy.

Millennials are abandoning bars at a higher rate than previous generations, according to a new study from Mintel, a global market research firm. Why? …

Women's News

Juneteenth: 8 places to honor the end of slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army announced to the assembled crowd at Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas, "In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free."<p>It was June 19, 1865.<p>Never mind that President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation …

Black History

Markets recover as China calls for calm over trade war – business live

<b>Stocks are recovering because investors are snaffling up bargains after Tuesday’s rout, says Ken Odeluga of City Index.</b><p>He believes the People Bank of China’s intervention overnight is reassuring the markets:<p>European stocks are posting solid gains with similar demand building in Dow, S&P and Nasdaq …

Stock Markets

Behind the Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics and White Supremacy

Amid a bipartisan backlash, President Trump has tried repeatedly to shift blame to Democrats for his own administration’s “zero-tolerance” …

Immigration

5 Places Entrepreneurs And Teachers Should Visit While Attending ISTE In Chicago

If you are attending ISTE in Chicago this month, here are five unique places entrepreneurs and teachers are sure to appreciate. Should you have some extra time, stop by these hidden gems in Chicago.<p>Whether you need a break, inspiration, or want to spark some different ideas, you won’t regret taking …

Museums

Is democracy really in danger? The picture is not as dire as you think.

Many observers believe democracy is in danger — both globally and in the United States.<p>Worldwide, free government is said to be in “recession,” “decaying,” “in retreat” or “beleaguered.” Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright considers fascism “a more serious threat now than at any time since …

Political Science

Vale Peter Thomson: The life and times of the Don Bradman of Australian golf

IN 1979 Peter William Thomson was commissioned to do a short golf masterclass video alongside up and coming Melbourne-based pro Bruce Green.<p>The video …

Sport (Australia)

Here’s How You Can Help Immigrant Families Facing Separation at The Border

Most advocacy groups are still looking for reliable translators and legal professionals.<p>President Trump has been trying to take a hardline stance on …

Immigration

Trump’s economic boom stalked by trade fears

The US economy is in excellent health. Unemployment is very low while consumer and business confidence is at record highs. Is Donald Trump a miracle …

Economy

Immigration, public opinion and the recession in Europe | Economic Policy

It is widely believed that the recent recession has soured public attitudes towards immigration. But most existing studies are cross-sectional and …

Economics

The Conversation #60 – George Lakoff - Micah Saul, Aengus Anderson, George Lakoff

<b>Aengus Anderson:</b> You're listening to The Conversation. I'm Aengus Anderson.<p><b>Micah Saul:</b> I'm Micah Saul.<p><b>Neil Prendergast:</b> And I'm Neil Prendergast. And …

Laissez-Faire

Open thread for night owls: Wall Street propaganda machine says things are going great

At <i>The Baffler</i>, <b>Whitney Curry Wimbish</b> writes—<b>The Calm Before the Crash</b>:<p>BUSINESS NEWS IS THE WORST part of mainstream media. You’re no better informed …

Liberal View

The Dodge Demon and the Wildest American Cars to Ever Hit the Street

If you’re a fan of American muscle, chances are you’re excited about the Dodge Demon. Based on Dodge’s aging but still too-cool Challenger, the Demon …

Sports Cars

The Rise, Fall and Rise of American Watchmaking: J.N. Shapiro of California

Pre-Industrial Revolution, watchmaking was a painstaking activity which part-time watchmakers/full-time farmers engaged in during the off-season. Due …

Watches

Some Straight Talk for Younger People on Social Security (and Medicare too)

Photo by AFGE | CC BY 2.0<i><br>Let me start out with full disclosure: I’m 69 and next April I will start collecting $30.000 a year in Social Security</i> …

Retirement

Friends, family remember trailblazing cop and martial arts instructor Albert Dandridge

Friends, family and dozens of officers poured into a Bronx church to pay tribute Tuesday to a pioneering retired cop who served as one of the first …

Martial Arts