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[OP-ED]: Is the labor shortage here?

 06/26/2017 - 11:34
If companies compete fiercely for scarce employees, workers would benefit. Companies would increase wages and fringe benefits or risk losing their best employees to firms with more generous compensation packages.

[OP-ED]: Trump’s NAFTA delusion

 06/16/2017 - 08:41
El presidente mexicano, Enrique Peña Nieto agradeció la visita de la canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, en un "momento crucial" y destacó la visión compartida de ambos países en democracia, libre comercio, medio ambiente y derechos humanos. EFE
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The Trump administration is determined to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- which created a single market from Mexico’s southern border to the Yukon -- but the main political appeal of this policy rests on a popular myth: that “fair” trade requires the United States to have a surplus or balanced trade with both Mexico and Canada.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a "crucial moment" and highlighted the shared vision of both countries in democracy, free trade, environment and human rights. EFE

PA’s REAL ID: 2019 and Beyond

 06/14/2017 - 11:51
Photo courtesy Wikimedia and Creative Commons.
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The REAL ID Act is coming to Pennsylvania in 2019, what does that mean?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am
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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. 

Peña Nieto: Mexico proving to be a trustworthy destination for investment

 05/09/2017 - 02:22
President Enrique Peña Nieto (R), during a visit to Grupo Modelo brewery, in Hunucma, Yucatan state, Mexico on May 8, 2017. EFE/Mexico's Presidency
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The inauguration of Mexico's Grupo Modelo brewery new plant in southeastern Yucatan state can bee seen as a "turning point" in transforming the country into a "trustworthy destination" for investment. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:15am
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President Enrique Peña Nieto (R), during a visit to Grupo Modelo brewery, in Hunucma, Yucatan state, Mexico on May 8, 2017. EFE/Mexico's Presidency

Apple profits increase despite slow down of iPhone sales

 05/03/2017 - 04:24
 A view of the US technology company Apple store logo sign in Munich, Germany, 11 March 2017. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
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Data on the most recent quarter triggered some disappointment among analysts, who had expected the sales of smartphones to reach 52 million units.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:15am
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 A view of the US technology company Apple store logo sign in Munich, Germany, 11 March 2017. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

[OP-ED]: Why taxes will go up

 05/01/2017 - 11:15
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE
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 Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government -- the two blur -- exceed our willingness to be taxed.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn at a press conference on US tax cuts promised by US President Donald Trump , At the White House in Washington, USA. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Sacking of Bill O’Reilly Reveals Ignored Corporate Prejudice

 04/28/2017 - 14:55
The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photo: (Bill O'Reilly / Facebook)
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Although the decision by FOX News to sack its ratings superstar Bill O’Reilly in the wake of revelations that FOX paid $13-million to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly sparked cheers in some circles, circumstances surrounding O’Reilly’s ouster do not merit a champagne celebration.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
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The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photo: (Bill O'Reilly / Facebook)

Eduardo “Lalo” Sánchez: the mask maker without borders

 04/19/2017 - 11:27
To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.

 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
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To talk with Sánchez about wrestling is to spend hours listening to anecdotes and details of a sport that drags the masses worldwide. Photo: Juan Antonio Rodríguez

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

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