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[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.
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Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

Presidential Elections in France: En Marche!

 04/23/2017 - 17:43
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT
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As a result of the first round of French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron (center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) are the French people's favorite candidates.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EFE/EPA/YOAN VALAT

[OP-ED]: Who loves free trade? We do -- sometimes

 04/21/2017 - 08:16
Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE
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Everyone “knows” that Americans have soured on free trade and globalization, as President Trump keeps saying. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump Backhands Child Hunger In Philadelphia

 04/17/2017 - 08:38
Children in the ultra-impoverished community of Kliptown outside Johannesburg, South Africa receive after-school meals funded by donations. LBWPhoto
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Thousands of children in Philadelphia went to bed with wrenching pains from hunger on the same night that President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on an airbase in Syria shortly before he dined on a gourmet meal at his opulent, sea-side estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:30am
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Children in the ultra-impoverished community of Kliptown outside Johannesburg, South Africa receive after-school meals funded by donations. LBWPhoto

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

Hispanas: seis mujeres, una sola historia

 04/05/2017 - 11:53
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Pese a que todavía existen brechas en temas como el acceso a la educación y la equidad salarial, miles de latinas están liderando los índices de acceso a educación superior y creación de empresas. AL DÍA News reconocerá este 12 de abril seis experiencias exitosas.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Seis mujeres exitosas en sus profesiones hablaron sobre la importancia de tener acceso a la educación y a oportunidades en la lucha para cerrar la brecha que separa a hombres y mujeres en Estados Unidos.  Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

 

Women at the Top

 04/05/2017 - 11:45
Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Overcoming all odds, Latinas are progressing almost twice as fast as their male counterparts in their community. AL DÍA News will honor them.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
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Six successful women talked about the importance of education and opportunities looking forward to closing the gap between men and women.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

Trump creates commission to seek solutions to opiate addiction epidemic

 03/30/2017 - 03:09
US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Philly immigrant entrepreneurs look to the future

 03/29/2017 - 19:05
Pedro Ramos, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation, speaks at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia's event. 
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Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recognizes top entrepreneurs and gives your start-up pioneers advice. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:30am
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Pedro Ramos, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation, speaks at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia's event. 

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