Paulina Velasco

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Should you worry about the national debt?

Feb 16, 2018
We have short-term focus but a long-term problem.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee Tuesday on the 2019 budget proposal released the day before.
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The unexpected challenges of living in a food desert

Jan 5, 2018
A Food Empowerment Project study found that a lot of people are time poor as well as cash poor.
Vallejo, California.
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The industry of wellness, by the numbers

Jan 4, 2018
The wellness industry is worth billions globally and it is growing.
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How America's sexual harassment reckoning affects all workplaces

Dec 29, 2017
A panel of experts delve into what comes next for workers, companies and human resources departments.
Women have been speaking out about the men who harassed and assaulted them. Now what?
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What recovery looks like for a small, historic Puerto Rico town

San German's lights are mostly on, but the city's mayor says bureaucracy is slowing down progress.
A view of Porta Coeli in San German, Puerto Rico.
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Rebuilding plays a major role in economic recovery of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The territory's governor expects storm recovery and reconstruction to last four or five years.
Laura Forbes prepares to load cleaning supplies onto a ferry taking them to her mother St. Thomas more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Christiansted, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 
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Mayor of Naples, Florida, unfazed by hurricane damage

With cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma complete, the city anticipates that tourism season won't be impacted.
Flooded homes stand in a rural part of Naples, Florida the day after Hurricane Irma swept through the area.
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Rebuilding or "building forward": A post-Harvey Houston

The city's chief recovery officer shares what the upcoming year might look like for Houston.
A woman paddles down a flooded road while shuttling deliveries for her neighbors during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 
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Housing is still an issue in Santa Rosa's recovery from wildfires

The city lost 5 percent of its housing stock, the mayor says, and was struggling with a shortage before the fire.
Smoke billows from a neighborhood that was destroyed by a fast moving wild fire on Oct. 9, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.
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Toy fads: The everlasting holiday trend

Dec 22, 2017
What makes a toy a fad? Lots of demand and a lack of supply.
The egg-shaped Tamagotchi virtual pet is a toy fad from Christmas past.
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