Economists Agree the Stimulus Improved the Economy. Surprised?

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After years of political and economic doom and gloom, should we celebrate good economic news and keep moving our country forward?

The Challenges Ahead for Brazil now the World Cup is Over

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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over. It brought much joy, and huge disappointment for the hosts – perhaps even worse than the Maracanazo in 1950.

Caribbean Island Buried by Eruption Goes Green with Volcano Power

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Crippled by high fuel costs, Montserrat has sought help from its greatest threat: the volcano that almost destroyed the island 20 years ago.

5 Things to do With a Couple Trillion Dollars

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You just might have the chance to be a multi-multi-trillionaire!

The End of Men and the Rise of Women, Or Are We Facing The End of Us All?

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It’s the end of men and the rise of women? Great. Too bad the sinking Titanic that is our industrialized civilization doesn’t care. Men and women must unite to save the home we too often take for granted.

NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Corporate Welfare, Champions a Living Wage

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A higher minimum wage will mean more money in the pockets of workers which builds a thriving economy.

The Tough Road to a Trade Deal Between the US and Europe

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When the EU-US summit kicks off in Brussels this week, the prospects of a new trade deal will be jostling for attention with events in Ukraine.

What Americans Could Achieve if We Banded Together Like We Did to Deport Justin Bieber

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Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?

Diversifying our Opportunities

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In our male-dominated economy, it’s women who provide the most opportunity for us to grow. Conrad Liveris explores what we stand to gain through gender equality.

A Lifeline Just Ran Out For 1.3 Million Unemployed People in the US

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Unemployment benefits expired on Saturday for those who have been out of work for six months or more.

New Study: Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Create Jobs, Grow Economy by $22 Billion

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A new analysis points out that a raise in the minimum wage would boost the economy and provide relief for the the working poor.

Rethinking Masculinity: Is Masculinity (As We Know It) In Crisis?

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Sophie Moss examines the evolution of gender norms.

Temporary Work, Lasting Harm

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Since the 2008 recession, companies have increasingly turned to temporary employees for factory, warehouses and construction jobs. The trend carries a human cost.

You Can’t Find Your Dream Job? Good.

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Matthew Branch has worked six jobs and two internships since graduating college. Each failed job has helped strengthen his sense of purpose.

Front Row to a Dark Drama: A Good Man Loses

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Reverend Neil O’Farrell with a heartbreaking story of homelessness and those times when our help feels helpless.

Inside the Belly

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As John Oliver watches the economy take its toll on small and mid-size businesses, he is heartened by the ethics and values of those around him.