Human Geography

Trump At Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: "I Better Win The Hispanics Next Time"

President Donald Trump is hosting a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House. Trump touted economic numbers for …

Donald Trump

The ‘Trump economy’ vs. the ‘Obama economy’

<i>“We’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions.”</i><p><b>— President Trump,</b> in remarks on the economy <b>, on July 27, 2018</b><p><i>“When you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started. I mean, I’m glad it’s continued, but when you hear about this</i> …

U.S. Politics

From U.S. to Germany, Economic Times Seen as Good But Fleeting

Residents of developed countries from the U.S. to Germany say they’re enjoying good economic times a decade after the financial crisis but don’t …

Economics

To Prevent Identify Theft, Set Up Web Access for Banking, Phone Other Accounts

Staying offline doesn't keep you safe from online threats.<p>That's bad news for many older Americans. According to a 2017 study by the Pew Research …

Consumer News

Italy’s proposed new divorce law would ‘turn back the clock 50 years on women’s rights,’ critics say

MILAN — Italy’s government is pushing draft legislation that would revolutionize the country’s divorce laws, abolishing child support and taking custody away from parents who bad-mouth their exes or try to otherwise harm their relationships with their children.<p>The idea behind the bill, which is …

News

DC voters raised the minimum wage for restaurant servers. City lawmakers are ready to cancel it.

Initiative 77 is on life support.<p>Lawmakers in the District of Columbia are preparing to overturn a ballot measure that voters passed in June to raise wages for restaurant workers.<p>Initiative 77, which is supposed to take effect in October, requires businesses to eventually pay the full $15 …

Minimum Wage

Peter Thiel’s argument that Silicon Valley has been ‘brainwashed’ by higher education is tired

Billionaire VC Peter Thiel has largely flown under the radar since raising his hand to support Donald Trump’s presidential bid, then working with Trump’s administration to fill some of its many vacant positions. The association made him deeply unpopular in Silicon Valley, though he says says people …

Silicon Valley

Why It’s NOT the Economy, Stupid

With growth up, unemployment down, voters are focusing on other issues<p>ANALYSIS — Last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee released …

Politics

Are You in the American Middle Class?

A little more than half of American adults live in middle-class households, but it seems like almost everyone <i>thinks</i> they are middle-class. The Pew …

Middle-class

Beyond Your First Marriage A QTIP Can Protect Your Current Spouse And Your Children

Although the overall rate of divorce has been declining, among older Americans the opposite is true. Since 1990, the divorce rate for those over 50 has doubled, and has tripled for those over 65, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>For older individuals, particularly those with considerable …

Estate Tax

Scotland's migration needs 'similar to UK'

<b>A report into the immigration system has concluded that Scotland does not need a "very different" policy to the rest of the UK.</b><p>The Migration Advisory Committee said it had no view on whether immigration should be devolved to Holyrood.<p>But it said it did not believe Scotland's economic situation was …

Scottish Government

'Science Fair' Turns Groundbreaking Research Into Epic Teen Drama

This is the 'Friday Night Lights' of science.<p>If you like science documentaries, you will like <i>Science Fair</i> — the winner of Sundance Film Festival’s …

TV

Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library.

In “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” the character Ron — channeling his friend Hermione — says to Harry Potter: “When in doubt, go to the library.” In the United States today, there is plenty to doubt.<p>Complex arguments are being whittled down to 280 characters. And of course, the president …

Opinion

Middle-age drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks, study says

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Middle-age drinkers are more concerned about their embarrassing or childish behavior resulting from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, a new study has found.<p>Researchers found that people ages 30 to 65 believe drinking is safe as long as they can still …

Middle Age

Experts Are High on Cannabis Stocks' 2019 Prospects

The red-hot legal-cannabis market could have an even bigger year in 2019 than it did in 2018 as traditional companies see too much green in legalized …

Pew Research Center

Fort Trump? Trump considers permanent military base in Poland named after himself

Despite espousing an “America First” foreign policy strategy, President Donald Trump is considering opening “Fort Trump” — a permanent military base …

News (U.S.)

Eulogy for a seastar, Australia's first recorded marine extinction

We see the surface of the sea: the rock pools, the waves, the horizon. But there is so much more going on underneath, hidden from view.<p>The sea’s …

Marine Mammals

East. St. Louis housing authority and Urban Strategies win HUD planning grant

Urban Strategies Inc. and the Housing Authority of East St. Louis have received a $350,000 planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban …

Poverty Rate

‘What do you have to lose?’ Republican Scott Wagner makes Philly pitch in Pa. governor’s race

Scott Wagner, the Republican nominee for governor, said Tuesday that Democrats like Gov. Wolf had taken urban areas for granted and rolled out a plan …

Chamber of Commerce

The Mayors of Paris and Brussels Urge European Leaders to Join Annual Car-Free Day

Last year, noise pollution in Paris dropped by 20 percent.<p>Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images<p>Marco MargaritoffView Marco Margaritoff's …

Skating

American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years

Wonkblog | Analysis<p>September 18, 2018 at 9:34 AM<p>Denise Mueller-Korenek sets a paced cycling speed world record behind a specially designed racecar driven by Shea Holbrook at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. (Matt Ben Stone/)<p>A 45-year-old American woman shattered a two-decade-old cycling speed …

Brookings Institution

Census data shows number of non-nationals living in Ireland

The number of Spanish people living in Ireland increased 78% between 2011 and 2016, according to the latest figures to be released from the …

Population

Survey: Oregon teacher salaries lag behind private sector

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A study by a pro-worker group found that Oregon public school teachers are paid so skimpily that, despite their generous health …

Salaries & Wages

The U.S. Sends an Unwelcoming Signal to Refugees

By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.<p>More than 25 million refugees around the world have had to flee their origin country due to war, …

Politics

Tiny scene in county fair’s model railroad angers civic boosters

The sprawling train layout that is one of the Los Angeles County Fair’s best-loved features isn’t known for offending people. But one of the small …

County Fair

All around the world, a lot of people think their economic future is bleak

Ten years after the financial crisis, the Pew Research Center has asked people in 27 countries—representing two-thirds of global GDP—how they feel about their home economies and the future.<p>The results are distressingly bleak.<p>In most countries, more people said the national economic situation is …

IMF

Losing Faith in the Future?

WASHINGTON -- It has long been an accepted axiom in the United States -- and also in many advanced democracies -- that the future would be better …

Pew Research Center

New Survey Finds American's Commutes Keep Getting Longer

If it feels like your commute to work has gotten longer over the past few years, that's because it probably has. A new survey from Census Bureau …

Commuting

St. Tammany moms open 'closet' to students in need | NOLA.com

At first, Wendy Keller didn't believe what she was hearing. Her 14-year-old was asking for hygiene products she could bring to school for friends who …

High School

Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates

Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates<p>By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Rapid population growth in some of …

Family Planning