It's post-tax/pre-graduation season, when articles about making better financial decisions crop up faster than spring flowers. Each year around this time, you can expect to see column after column about how Americans don't understand money matters, packed with advice to new graduates (and others) about saving for retirement, creating a strict budget and sticking to it, and avoiding coffee shop lattes. These articles will lament the horrific state of Americans' finances -- probably noting that the savings rate has plummeted while consumer credit has surged, that roughly half of Americans say they would borrow to cover a $400 emergency, and that about 60 percent of Americans can't pass a basic financial literacy test. Statistics like those are inspiring more states to pass laws requiring students to take financial-literacy classes. According to the Council for Economic Education, 19 states now require the study of the subject as a condition for graduating from high school, up from 13 in … [Read more...] about Analysis: Is forcing students to study personal finance a waste of time?
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Grace Panetta, provided by Published 10:03 am CDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 Andrew Yang Who is Andrew Yang? Current job: Entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate. Age: 44 Family: Yang and his wife Evelyn have two young sons. Hometown: Schenectady, New York. Political party: Democratic. Previous jobs: Corporate lawyer, healthcare startup entrepreneur, CEO of Manhattan Test Prep, Founder and CEO of Venture for America. Who is Andrew Yang's direct competition for the nomination? Based on a recurring series of national surveys we conduct, we can figure out who the other candidates competing in Andrew Yang’s lane are, and who the broader opponents are within the party. Yang is a more recent addition to our surveys and at this time has an insufficient sample size for which to draw conclusions. INSIDER has been conducting a recurring poll through SurveyMonkey Audience on a national sample to find out how different candidate's constituencies … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking Advertisement Supported by ByJack Nicas and Zach Wichter March 14, 2019 In nearly 100 million flights by United States passenger airlines over the past decade, there has been a single fatality. Other than most landings and takeoffs, the planes have largely been flying themselves. But the recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia have raised questions about the downside of all that automation. Pilots now spend more time learning these automated systems than practicing hands-on flying, so newer pilots are less comfortable with taking manual control when the computer steers them wrong, according to interviews with a dozen pilots and pilot instructors at major airlines and aviation universities around the world. … [Read more...] about A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking
March 7, 2019 12:32 PM SHARE Live coverage from Sacramento Bee journalists in wake of Stephon Clark shooting decision. Editor's note: This is a raw video live feed, and explicit language may be heard. Sacramento Bee i By Sawsan Morrar and Tony Bizjak [email protected] At least 300 high school and college students walked out Thursday from various campuses in Sacramento and were marching to the state Capitol to demand reforms on police use of force.The protesters, organized by campus chapters of the Black Student Union, were marching in support of Assembly Bill 392, and protesting the Sacramento County district attorney’s decision not to charge two Sacramento officers in the killing of Stephon Clark.The bill, introduced by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, would change use-of-force standards in California. The bill would change when officers can use lethal force from “reasonable” to “necessary.”Unexcused … [Read more...] about Live updates: Sacramento students walk out, march to Capitol in Stephon Clark protest
By LAUREN HILGERS FEB. 21, 2019 Nannies and housecleaners have some of the hardest, least secure jobs in the nation. Now they’re organizing to change that. The FUTURE of WORK The Rise of the WeWorking Class America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights Why Aren’t Women Advancing More in Corporate America? The FUTURE of WORK Nannies and housecleaners have some of the hardest, least secure jobs in the nation. Now they’re organizing to change that. By LAUREN HILGERS Photographs by SHARIF HAMZA On a beautiful April day in 2002, a woman named Ai-jen Poo walked into the River Run Playground on New York’s Upper West Side, where a cluster of Caribbean women had gathered, tending to children who were not their own. Kids ran chattering up the play structures, following the trail of a concrete stream that runs the length of the playground. A woman … [Read more...] about The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights