Federal employees rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
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The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.
Craft chocolate is on the rise.
The chocolate industry is undergoing significant change at the moment, both for better and worse. Here are three trends on the positive side of things.
Perhaps one day Humboldt pot will be as famous as Bordeaux wine.
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About two-thirds of Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, leading some to worry corporate and Wall Street interests will take over the industry.
School children at Nunawading Christian College in Melbourne. What if rural students were educated as well?
Lifting the standards of rural and remote students to the those of urban students could boost the economy by 3.3%
People of color, women and the LGBTQ community are just some of the groups who often get slighted with tax reforms.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.
The prime minister appears to want to make it easier for backpackers to work on Australian farms.
Making it easier for holidaying backpackers to work on Australian farms will make it harder for Pacific Islanders, and increase exploitation on farms.
Students in Australia who want to undertake a flight training degree need to find close to $35,000 upfront.
We have known for more than a decade that the pilot training pipeline is close to rupturing. Now the crunch has come there are some obvious things to do.
People of color tend to suffer financially more than whites after natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
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New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
On a budget.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
In this June 2016 photo, a border patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego.
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Free trade requires not just the free movement of goods, but of people too. If Donald Trump really wants the U.S. to have a competitive advantage, he should be encouraging more, not fewer, migrants.
Research has shown African-Americans get fewer job callbacks than whites.
A new study suggests perceptions of how strongly people of color identify with their race can have a big impact on their job prospects and how much money they earn.
The cruel link between economics and animal welfare.
A night at the slots.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
California inmates take a break from their ‘jobs’ fighting fires to play some chess.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.