Human Geography

Japan's demographic time bomb is a bad omen for the US

Over the last five years, Japan's economy has contracted by more than two trillion dollars in GDP and 1 million people in lost population.<p>If the US doesn't keep investing in immigrant labor and flexible work schedules, it could be only a couple decades behind.<p>Experts call situations like Japan's …

Japan

Deluded millennials think pets will teach them to parent

They’re barking up the wrong tree with this one.<p>One in three millennials has a pet, typically a dog or a cat. And research firm Packaged Facts thinks …

Pets

Once-tiny Vineyard sees massive population growth

The once tiny town of Vineyard in Utah County has exploded in popularity the past two years. According to new U.S. Census estimates, Vineyard has …

Population

Solving the puzzle of when the first humans arrived in the Americas

A Newcastle University expert is leading a new study which aims to resolve a longstanding debate about how and when people first came to the Americas.<p>…

Anthropology

Dating via Twitter? Yes, it’s possible.

Ali Garland wasn’t expecting to meet her husband when she sent out an innocuous tweet in the summer of 2010. “I just bought a domain,” she wrote. “Now I just have to figure out how to set it up.”<p>Andrew Couch, a fellow travel blogger whom she followed on Twitter but had never interacted with, was …

Pew Research Center

Chicago Says Teen Birth Rates In City Continue To Fall

<b>CHICAGO (AP)</b> — Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Sunday teen births are at a historic low in Chicago.An agency …

Population

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering to workers on the outskirts of Washington thanks to a "temporary" residency permit that has lasted …

Immigration

This Millennial Created A $1M, Ultra-Lean Business While Traveling Abroad

Imagine running a business that would allow you to travel the world and still bring in more than $1 million in annual revenue. That’s what Anton Kraly, 32, pulled off.<p>After graduating from college in 2006, Kraly spent $25,000 to buy a delivery route to sell cookies in Merrick, N.Y., a Long Island …

U.S. Census

Chicago was the only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016

Chicago was the only city among the nation's 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.<p>It's the city's third consecutive year of population loss. Chicago's population …

Population

Economic Indicators News

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Bank of Israel on Monday left its benchmark interest rate <ILINR=ECI> at 0.1 percent, the same level it …

Economic Data

U.K. GDP Indicates Worse Than Previously Thought Start To The Year

The economy got off to an even worse start to the year than previously thought, according to fresh official data. There's a strong likelihood that …

Geography

Low-paid must cover rent 'by working a morning a day'

Low-paid workers are slogging for the equivalent of a morning per day just to cover the cost of their rent, according to Shelter.<p>The housing …

Housing

Report reveals number of jihadists in UK — and the total is horrifying

Intelligence officers have said they have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the United Kingdom, according to a report by the Times of London on Saturday.<p>Of the 23,000 radical jihadists identified in the United Kingdom, the intelligence sources said about 3,000 are believed to pose a …

Pew Research Center

How the aging population is a creaking liability for working population

Good news derailed Theresa May’s manifesto launch. She might not have seen it that way – it is rare for any party to abandon a manifesto pledge just four days after its announcement and U-turns of this nature are embarrassing for a sitting Prime Minister with a reputation as a stickler for detail. …

Population

Are young people leaving or joining GOP in Trump era? New study provides interesting answer

A new study produced by the Pew Research Center has found that since December 2015, about two months before the first presidential primary contest, more young Republicans have “defected” from the Republican Party and now identify as Democrats or lean in favor of the Democratic Party than the number …

Pew Research Center

Portland Hate Killer Ranted About Stabbings And Muslims On Facebook Amid Rising U.S. Hate Crime

Jeremy Joseph Christian faces a judge Tuesday in connection with the killings.<p><b>A Horrific Attack</b><p>Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, a longtime criminal who apparently posted hateful rhetoric on Facebook, is the suspect detained in Friday’s horrific Portland knife killings of two good samaritans as well for …

Pew Research Center

2 Fatally Stabbed After Attempting to Stop Man's Anti-Muslim Rant on Portland Train

Jeremy Joseph Christian has been arrested on charges of suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder for his alleged involvement in fatally …

Pew Research Center

Is Housing Catching Up?

New Census numbers show big population gains in America's big cities. According to our analysis, new housing in some cities may be finally making a dent in years of pent-up demand.<p>America’s fastest-growing cities are concentrated in the Sunbelt, according to the latest Census numbers, thanks to …

Population

Why Facebook's Harassment Guidelines Fail to Protect Women

It's become such a common social media hassle that it barely merits mention: A woman reports threatening, misogynist or just plain hateful abuse, only to be told (by someone—an automated reply? A language-processing bot? A human moderator?) that it doesn't meet some standard for "real" harassment. …

Pew Research Center

The Census Says New York, Houston and Los Angeles Are Smaller Than It Thought. Why?

On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the population of New York City had jumped up by 21,000 people between July 2015 and July 2016 to …

U.S. Census

Trump celebrates the start of Ramadan by lecturing Muslims about terrorism

This is not the kind of holiday greeting anyone should receive.<p>In a statement commemorating the start of Ramadan — the holy month of fasting that …

Pew Research Center

Can This Southern Spitfire Fix America's Prisons?

The grand legislative chambers in Baton Rouge are filled with frumpish politicians, old-school ties and musty cologne. Then there’s Julie Emerson, …

Politics

Another election, another reminder of a key divide in American politics

It was a throwaway line in FiveThirtyEight’s live blog of Thursday’s special House election in Montana.<p>“You can’t lose a lot of money these days,” the site’s David Wasserman wrote, “betting on a widening urban/rural gulf.”<p>He was responding to a comment from Nate Silver, pointing out that the …

Elections

It’s a snap election. But let’s not make snap decisions on social care

Britain is just days away from making some massive choices. Theresa May’s ‘dementia tax’ is just one area she must be stopped from glossing over<p>After the Manchester attack it is only natural that the public will be looking to political parties to set out how they will deal with terrorist threats …

Social Work

New report: Fewer refugees arriving in Bay Area, nation under Trump

In a trend that clearly reflects the apprehension around President Trump’s proposed travel ban, a new survey shows the number of refugees entering …

Pew Research Center

The Green Movement Is Led By The Same People Who Run Everything Else -- White Men

“Finding qualified leaders of color to fill these positions should not be difficult."<p>Many of the nation’s leading environmental groups remain overwhelmingly white and male, according to a new report released on Thursday.<p>Advocacy group Green 2.0 compiled the study, titled “Beyond Diversity: A …

Demographics

Trump's missed opportunity at the NATO summit

President must realize that diplomacy is essential to the military alliance.

Pew Research Center

Brexit Bulletin: The Economy Slows - Bloomberg

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Has Donald Trump turned negative on Brexit? That’s just become a …

Brexit

05/26/2017: The future of global trade

Economy<p>In growing metro areas, median-income families of color can’t afford to buy a home<p>Economy<p>'We get nailed,' a California citrus trade group says.<p>Economy<p>The Census Bureau has released a list of the fastest-growing large cities, and many are concentrated in the South. We'll take a look at which …

Globalization

UK consumer confidence at lowest level since Brexit vote

YouGov/CEBR consumer confidence index falls to 107.9 in May from 108.1 in April.<p>Fears over personal finances pushed the UK consumer confidence index …

Cost of Living