U.S. Economy Adds 130,000 Jobs in August, Less Than Expected

The U.S. economy added 130,000 jobs in August, less than economists expected. The unemployment rate remain unchanged at 3.7%. Among the sectors were job creation increased was federal government, health care and financial services. The increase in government jobs was largely due to the hiring of temporary workers to prepare for the 2020 Census set […]

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Amazon Wildfires, Burning for 3 Weeks, Show No Signs of Slowing Down

Wildfires plaguing the Amazon rain forest in Brazil have shown no signs of subsiding. Fires this year have been more numerous than any year since 2013 and there has been an 85% increase over last year’s number alone. They have been raging for three weeks. July and August mark the beginning of the dry season […]

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College Tuition is Skyrocketing But So Are College Housing Costs

One of the fastest growing costs of college education is not just tuition but student housing. Average cost of tuition at public colleges tripled between 1990 and 2018 to $10,270. As a result, average student debt has increased from about $11,000 to about $35,000 in that time. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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Authorities and Protestors Clash at Hong Kong Airport

Demonstrations in Hong Kong turned violent today as clashes erupted at Hong Kong’s international airport. Protestors had shut down one the world’s busiest airports for the second straight day, blocking departure lines and causing the cancellation of more than 200 flights. Police said they tried to help emergency crews reach a man who was apprehended […]

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With Eye on Environment, Holiday Inn to Eliminate Tiny Toiletry Bottles

InterContinental Group, the parent of company of Holiday Inn Hotels, has announced it will eliminate travel-size toiletries from its guest rooms over the next two years in an effort to cut down on plastic waste. Travelers staying at the company’s hotel chains will instead find bulk-sized dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and other products in their […]

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Boris Johnson to Become Next UK Prime Minister

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister as Boris Johnson became the leader of the country’s governing Conservative Party. He defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt by winning two-thirds of roughly 160,000 party votes across the country today. He will officially become prime minister tomorrow once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a […]

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CEO of Popular E-Cig Maker Apologizes to Parents

The CEO of popular electronic cigarette maker, Juul Labs, apologized last week to parents whose young children use the company’s popular brand of electric cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. “I’m sorry that their child is using the product. It’s not intended for them,” Kevin Burns told CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. “I hope there was nothing that we did […]

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Democrats Call on Alex Acosta to Resign Over Handling of Epstein Case

Democratic Congressional leaders have called on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign after new facts emerged about the leniency he offered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami. Prosecutors in New York City issued new sex trafficking charges against Epstein this week which involve young women and underage girls. “It […]

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