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Smoothness without Borders:Mexican Businessman creates "Trump" toilet paper

 06/02/2017 - 02:55
Fuente: http://www.nbcnews.com/
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Antonio Battaglia decided to roll out a new kind of toilet paper under the slogan “Suavidad sin fronteras”, "Smoothness without Borders", to rise public consciousness toward the situation of illegal immigrants in the US.  

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[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:25
Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File
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Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two different strategies to handle sea level rise

 03/20/2017 - 04:50
A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Climate change is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem, reported The Guardian.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

[OP-ED]: Should the Fed run the economy ‘hot’?

 03/14/2017 - 17:44
The recovery, though encouraging, is certainly no economic panacea. Mounting inequality remains a big issue. From 2000 to 2016, the best-paid 5 percent of men achieved a 30 percent wage increase, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by Gould. For women, the comparable gain was 24 percent.

Toward the end of 1942, Winston Churchill, in announcing a rare victory over the German army, uttered one of his more memorable phrases: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” The same might be said today of the American economic recovery. Progress, though real, is incomplete.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:15pm
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The recovery, though encouraging, is certainly no economic panacea. Mounting inequality remains a big issue. From 2000 to 2016, the best-paid 5 percent of men achieved a 30 percent wage increase, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by Gould. For women, the comparable gain was 24 percent.

[OP-ED]: ¿Debería la Fed administrar una economía ‘caliente’?

 03/14/2017 - 17:35
La recuperación, aunque alentadora, sin duda no es una panacea económica. La creciente desigualdad sigue siendo un gran problema. De 2000 a 2016, el 5 por ciento mejor pagado de los hombres logró un aumento salarial del 30 por ciento, según los datos de la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales analizados por Gould. Para las mujeres, el avance equivalente fue del 24 por ciento.
 

Hacia fines de 1942, Winston Churchill, al anunciar una inusitada victoria sobre el ejército alemán, pronunció una de sus frases más memorables: “Éste no es el final. Ni siquiera es el comienzo del final. Pero quizás sea el fin del comienzo.” Lo mismo podría decirse hoy sobre la recuperación económica norteamericana. El progreso, aunque real, es incompleto.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:15pm
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La recuperación, aunque alentadora, sin duda no es una panacea económica. La creciente desigualdad sigue siendo un gran problema. De 2000 a 2016, el 5 por ciento mejor pagado de los hombres logró un aumento salarial del 30 por ciento, según los datos de la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales analizados por Gould. Para las mujeres, el avance equivalente fue del 24 por ciento.

 

[OP-ED]: Why economists can’t forecast

 03/08/2017 - 19:06
Chevron Chief Executive John Sanders Watson during the company's executive and guest visit to celebrate the 95th anniversary of its entry into the financial market on the New York Stock Exchange. EFE
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You knew it all along: Economists can’t forecast the economy worth a hoot. And now we have a scholarly study that confirms it. Better yet, the corroboration comes from an impeccable source: the Federal Reserve.

The study compared predictions of important economic indicators -- unemployment, inflation, interest rates, gross domestic product -- with the actual outcomes. There were widespread errors. The study concluded that “considerable uncertainty surrounds all macroeconomic projections.”

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:49am
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Chevron Chief Executive John Sanders Watson during the company's executive and guest visit to celebrate the 95th anniversary of its entry into the financial market on the New York Stock Exchange. EFE

[OP-ED]: Por qué los economistas no pueden pronosticar

 03/08/2017 - 18:59
El director ejecutivo de la compañía Chevron, John Sanders Watson, durante la visita de ejecutivos e invitados de la compañía para celebrar el 95 aniversario de su salida al mercado financiero en la Bolsa de Nueva York, Estados Unidos. EFE
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Usted siempre lo supo: los economistas no pueden dar ningún pronóstico. Y ahora tenemos un estudio académico que lo confirma. Aún mejor, la corroboración proviene de una fuente impecable: la Reserva Federal.

El estudio comparó predicciones de indicadores económicos importantes—desempleo, inflación, tasas de interés, producto bruto interno—con los resultados reales. Hubo errores por todos lados. El estudio llegó a la conclusión de que “una considerable incertidumbre rodea a todas las proyecciones macroeconómicas.”

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:49am
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El director ejecutivo de la compañía Chevron, John Sanders Watson, durante la visita de ejecutivos e invitados de la compañía para celebrar el 95 aniversario de su salida al mercado financiero en la Bolsa de Nueva York, Estados Unidos. EFE

[OP-ED]: The real Dodd-Frank scandal

 02/14/2017 - 09:53
Like many others, Geithner -- a critical player in containing the breakdown -- doubts the United States faces “a major financial crisis anytime soon.” To justify this, he offers both statistics and common sense. Foto: today.com
 
 

Comes now Timothy Geithner, treasury secretary from 2009 to 2013, to tell you that much of what you “know” about Dodd-Frank -- Congress’ response to the 2008-09 financial crisis -- is wrong. It’s a timely review because the Trump administration is promising to overhaul the law. The title of Geithner’s essay, carried in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, is simple: “Are We Safe Yet?” The answer is not so simple.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:35am
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Like many others, Geithner -- a critical player in containing the breakdown -- doubts the United States faces “a major financial crisis anytime soon.” To justify this, he offers both statistics and common sense. Foto: today.com