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Why corporate America falls short with their Hispanic market approach

 06/06/2017 - 04:31
Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr
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Just because your company may not be performing well in the general market doesn't mean you can't excel in the Hispanic market.

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Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

[OP-ED]: Globalization’s false sins

 05/17/2017 - 08:26
Las importaciones a menudo son más baratas que los productos norteamericanos, ayudan especialmente a las familias de bajos ingresos, cuyos presupuestos constan de más productos manufacturados, donde el descenso de los precios fue agudo.
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Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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Imports are often cheaper than U.S. products. Think clothes, shoes, consumer electronics. Trade especially aids lower-income households whose budgets are weighted toward manufactured products, where price declines have been steep.

[OP-ED]: Will robots dis-employ us all?

 05/11/2017 - 10:11
The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.
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 We have yet another study that debunks the widespread notion that robots -- and other forms of automation, including “artificial intelligence” -- will destroy our jobs and lead to a future of permanently high unemployment. According to the study, that would completely rewrite history, which has shown job creation to be an enduring strength of the U.S. economy.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
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The robots won’t steal all our jobs, because their efficiencies will create more purchasing power for other spending or new products that require human involvement and oversight. For proof, consider smartphones. In 2012, they had created nearly 500,000 jobs for “mobile apps,” up from zero in 2007.

Overbooking is OK, Airlines Say

 05/03/2017 - 04:58
CEO of United Airlines Oscar Muñoz (L) talks with United Airlines President Scott Kirby (R) prior to testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing to examine US airlines customer service policies, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 02 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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United Airlines and other big US airlines on Tuesday justified their practice of overbooking flights, saying it allows them to keep fares lower and accommodate more passengers.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:00am
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CEO of United Airlines Oscar Muñoz (L) talks with United Airlines President Scott Kirby (R) prior to testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing to examine US airlines customer service policies, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 02 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

¿Dejamos de hacernos los duros? La propuesta para un presupuesto bipartidista ha sido aprobada, señalando un cambio

 05/02/2017 - 13:49
El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.
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Una propuesta bipartidista ha sido aprobada en un congreso conocido actualmente por pelear sus asuntos con dientes y uñas.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:30am
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El vocero de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y el Presidente Donald Trump se dan la mano.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

[OP-ED]: Hispanics show a diversity of opinion - including on Trump’s border wall

 03/23/2017 - 08:15
Más de 600 empresas que se registraron para demostrar su interés en participar en la construcción del muro fronterizo del presidente Trump desde fines de febrero, 62 son empresas “de propiedad hispano americana”. EFE

There was a moment in the now-defunct Fox animated sitcom “Bordertown” when the protagonist, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzalez, rails against newcomers.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00am
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More than 600 businesses that have formally registered interest in helping to build President Trump’s border wall since late February, 62 are “Hispanic American Owned” businesses.

Colombian coffee inspires banana growers to reclaim land lost to violence

 03/21/2017 - 18:48
A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.
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The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region stigmatized by violence.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:45pm
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A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

[OP-ED]: Is your phone eavesdropping on your conversation about cannibalism? Mine may have.

 03/08/2017 - 18:41

Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you were to read biology professor Bill Schutt’s new book “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” you’d have lots to talk about at the dinner table.

There are, for instance, sections on how cannibalism is portrayed in popular culture, news stories and historical texts. Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:10am
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Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.