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American teens dont want to work
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   199 comments, latest 2 years ago
Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job. During the dot-com boom in the late 1990s, when national unemployment was only about 4%,...
At least 84 dead, 100s hurt in Nice Bastille Day truck attack, driver shot dead
by BayAreaObserver in #france   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   162 comments, latest 8 months ago
At least 84 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday in a suspected terrorist...
Dad accused of killing teen found in daughter's room
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   96 comments, latest 3 years ago
A Harris County grand jury will decide what, if any, charges will be filed against a Spring father accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy he found in his teenage...
Clinton's new email problem
by BayAreaObserver in #Clinton   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (1)   89 comments, latest 8 months ago
In one email dated May 5, 2016, with the subject line “No s–t,” the chief financial officer of the Democratic National Committee, Brad Marshall, plotted how to try to portray...
I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college
by BayAreaObserver in #college   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   84 comments, latest 9 months ago
Today, there is a student debt class like no other: about 42 million Americans bearing $1.3 trillion in student debt that’s altering lives, relationships, and even retirement. “I feel I...
Why kids today are out of shape, disrespectful and in charge
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   83 comments, latest 1 year ago
"The Collapse of Parenting" - Dr. Leonard Sax has been a parent, family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors,...
High-Speed Trading Isn't About Efficiency - It's About Cheating
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   81 comments, latest 3 years ago
"When hedge funds use bots to buy and sell stocks within milliseconds, they're not improving the market. They're rigging the market." "That brings us to high-frequency trading (HFT) hedge funds....
Attempted military coup in Turkey and now the Purge
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   66 comments, latest 8 months ago
A military helicopter has reportedly opened fire in the district of Ankara where the Turkish National Intelligence Organization headquarters is situated. Shooting is being reported in the Turkish capital, Ankara,...
Wells Fargo economy expert: Stash cash now
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   65 comments, latest 1 year ago
Wells Fargo Chief Economist John Silvia had some cautionary words in an otherwise optimistic outlook for the economy that he shared at a conference in San Francisco Wednesday. "Put some...
Veterans Day - What Have We Learned From 24 Years of War?
by BayAreaObserver in #politics   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   63 comments, latest 2 years ago
November 11, 2014 - The responsibility for starting and ending wars, the way wars are fought and the losses we suffer all rest with our elected civilian leadership. What have...
Things emergency rooms wont tell you
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   62 comments, latest 3 years ago
"Why it takes so long and costs so much to get care in the E.R." "More people step into ERs every year, with visits hitting 130 million in 2010, up...
Ronald Reagan's Benghazi
by BayAreaObserver in #politics   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)   62 comments, latest 3 years ago
Ever since militant jihadists killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador, in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in that remote Libyan town two years ago, House Republicans have...
Things married couples wont tell you
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   62 comments, latest 2 years ago
1. Marriage is going out of fashion - As autumn ends, the peak season for weddings in the U.S. is coming to a close. And by some measures, the institution...
Home Sales in U.S. Poised to Surge With Spring
by BayAreaObserver in #housing   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   61 comments, latest 3 years ago
The market’s getting a late start this year because so much of the country has been in the grips of bad weather, said Dean Maki, chief U.S. economist for Barclays...
NYC apartment building to have seperate door for the poor
by BayAreaObserver in #housing   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   61 comments, latest 2 years ago
David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers, another developer specializing in luxury residencies, told The Real Deal in 2013. 'So now you have politicians talking about that, saying...
House cat with "history of violence" attacks baby, traps family in bedroom
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   60 comments, latest 3 years ago
(Reuters) - A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland...
Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq
by BayAreaObserver in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   58 comments, latest 2 years ago
Obama on air right now stating he has authorized air strikes in Iraq as well as humanitarian aid. Promises no boots on the ground. Breaking News: Obama says American aircraft...
Obama Administration New H-1B Visa Rule Helps High-Skilled Foreign Workers
by BayAreaObserver in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   58 comments, latest 1 year ago
The Obama administration is helping some high-skilled, foreign workers remain in the country without being tied to their employers. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday new rules that would...
California teacher pensions: Brown vows to start debate
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   57 comments, latest 3 years ago
SACRAMENTO -- In Gov. Jerry Brown's promise to start paying off California's massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal...
Retirees' Social Security checks garnished for student loans
by BayAreaObserver   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   56 comments, latest 2 years ago
Joshua Cohen works with troubled student loan borrowers. What's surprised Cohen lately is the increasing number of gray-haired people walking in his doors with a problem: A portion of their...

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