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What Will Change In Cuba After Castro?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:06:30 -0400

Does a new president signal a new day for Cubans?

Building Museum Exhibit Chronicles Scourge Of Evictions, Homelessness

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:59:00 -0400

An exhibit at the National Building Museum has been adapted from Matthew Desmond's 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Eviction: Poverty and Profit in the American City into an "immersive" experience.

Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

Still reeling from damages caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's financial situation is in major free fall. The federal oversight board ordered Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to cut public pensions by 10 percent.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

It's our second roundup this week.

Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:12:00 -0400

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates, and the bank's mandatory insurance program added unneeded costs and fees to borrowers' auto loans.

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:00 -0400

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

Women Find New Ways To Raise Venture Capital

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

Just 2 percent of all venture capital dollars go to women. Now women are finding a different way to fund their businesses.

The Wednesday News Roundup

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0400

You read that right.

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:47:00 -0400

House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?

Trade And Nukes On The Agenda As Trump Meets Japan's Prime Minister

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:37:00 -0400

President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

In Latest Trade Salvo, China Imposes 179 Percent Tariff On U.S. Sorghum

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:40:57 -0400

China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized.

China's Quarterly Growth Comes In (Again) At 6.8 Percent

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:49:48 -0400

China is hoping for a balance between its desire for an economy based more on consumption while at the same time trying to rein in rapidly increasing household debt.

How Phoenix's Real Estate Market Is Faring 10 Years After Housing Crisis

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:00 -0400

Phoenix was among the cities hit hardest by the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. Ten years later, the city and its real estate market have rebounded, but no one has forgotten.

The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:06:30 -0400

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.