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[OP-ED]: The curse of middle-aged capitalism -- for Trump and all of us

 08/21/2017 - 13:57
In 1995, the largest five firms by market “capitalization” (the value of a company’s shares) were old-line businesses: Exxon, AT&T, Coca Cola, General Electric and Merck. By 2015, only Exxon (now Exxon Mobil) remained.

 A persisting puzzle about the U.S. economy is how it can seem both strong and weak. On the one hand, it remains a citadel of innovation, producing new companies like Uber. On the other, the economy is expanding at a snail’s pace of 2 percent annually since 2010. How could both be true? Why isn’t innovation translating into faster growth? The answer -- or part of the answer -- is that American businesses are running on two separate tracks. Call them the “youthful” and “middle-aged” tracks.

[OP-ED]: Mad at everyone

 07/03/2017 - 17:41
Not surprisingly, the system has become self-perpetuating. It feeds on mutual recriminations. On this July 4, the Founders -- who had deep disagreements, but compromised -- would doubtlessly disapprove.

This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.

ICE desoye pedido de Denver y continuará arrestando a personas en las cortes

 06/09/2017 - 11:33
Foto de archivo 28/09/2011. EFE/ICE

La alcaldía de Denver confirmó hoy que el Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) envió esta semana una carta informando que sus agentes continuarán arrestando a personas en las cortes locales, a pesar del reciente pedido de las autoridades locales de terminar con esos operativos.

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Claudia Meléndez: “En California ya vivimos esta oleada de anti-inmigración en los 90"

 05/22/2017 - 13:54
Nacida en Mexico y residente en California, Claudia Meléndez es autora de la novela"A Fighting Chance", un retrato de la comunidad inmigrante mexicana en Salinas. 

Entrevista con la periodista y escritora Latina Claudia Meléndez, especializada en temas de inmigración ilegal para el Monterey Herald. En 2015 publicó la novela"A Fighting Chance", un retrato de la comunidad inmigrante mexicana en Salinas. 

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Microsoft urges governments to treat cyberattack as wake-up call

 05/15/2017 - 02:37
A close-up view of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) website with a cyber attack warning, as seen on a laptop in London, Britain, 13 May 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

The ransomware WannaCry, which requests a payment in the Bitcoin digital currency to regain access to computers, has hit computers of the National Health Service in the UK, large companies in France and Spain, the largest rail network in Germany, government offices in Russia and universities in China and Taiwan, amongst others.

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