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Can Phoenix un-suburbanize?

Jan 17, 2014
A Phoenix developer says new plans could bridge high-rise downtown and the Latino barrio of Grant Park.
Posted In: gentrification, urbanization
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Meet the modern guidance counselor

Jan 16, 2014
President and First Lady Obama met with more than a hundred college and university presidents and leaders from business and nonprofits to talk about helping low-income students finish college. One solution starts well before college, with high school guidance counselors.
Posted In: Education, first-generation college students
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Labor wins two rulings, Walmart vows to fight back

Jan 16, 2014
Walmart spokesman says the company looks forward to making its case before the NLRB and in federal court , and believes it will be vindicated.
Posted In: Walmart
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Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.
Posted In: Obama, graduation, Education, students
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Explainer: Why can't we cap CEO pay?

Jan 15, 2014
Switzerland recently toyed with the idea of capping CEO pay at 12 times the amount of the lowest-paid worker.
Posted In: ceo pay, wages
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Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress
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Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

Jan 9, 2014
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs
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Starting over with a startup: When is it time to stop?

Jan 9, 2014
In Silicon Valley, a failed start-up is often considered to be a helpful lesson in how to succeed - next time.
Posted In: startups, Silicon Valley
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In the trenches of the War on Poverty

Jan 8, 2014
From January 8, 1963, to today, we look back at the history of the War on Poverty.
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American presidents and the rhetoric of poverty

Jan 8, 2014
January 8, 2014, marks fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty in America.
Posted In: poverty, LBJ

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