The former president reflects on the nation's's struggles since he exited the White House 10 years ago ASPEN, Colo. -- During Bill Clinton's two terms as president, the median family income increased by 14 percent, the number of Americans in poverty declined by nearly 17 percent, and the number of children in poverty fell by almost one-fourth. Since he left office in 2001, the median income has declined by 5 percent, or more than $2,500. The number of Americans in poverty has increased by 38 percent, or about 12 million. The number of children in poverty has spiked by one-third, or nearly 4 million. Few decades in American history have produced such economic losses. MORE FROM NATIONAL JOURNAL: Enough Already U.S. Economy Less Governable Than Ever Outsiders in Name Only The Clinton-era gains derived, above all, from a dynamic labor market that produced nearly 23 million new jobs from February 1993 to February 2001. Conversely, the stagnation of … [Read more...] about Clinton: What Went Wrong With the Economy After I Left?
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With the cost of living crisis continuing to put a strain on our finances, you'll be pleased to know there's a wealth of cleaning hacks that work like a dream - and priced at a fraction of the 'real stuff'. It may sound silly, but you can have your house looking spick and span armed with just some rice, a grapefruit, teabag, toothpaste or even a potato. Ocean Finance have shared a rather nifty nine rather unexpected items you can use to clean your home - and who are we to argue? From scrunching up some tin foil to make a scourer, to using a toothbrush to clean your keyboard, these stellar tips could revolutionise how you clean. Why not give some of these hacks a go and let us know how you got on in the comments below? Tin or aluminum foil can double up as a great scouring pad ( Image: Getty Images) I've run out of metal scourers. What else can I use? Answer: Aluminium foil If you have any pots that have built up grease on them, scrunch some tin … [Read more...] about Genius cleaning tips from rubber glove pet hair hack to simple rice trick
Capri Sun, a popular brand of juice, is the subject of a new recall due to contamination with a cleaning solution. The Kraft Heinz Company on Monday announced a voluntary recall of a particular batch of Capri Sun juice pouch products. Over 5,700 cases of the brand's "Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend" product became contaminated with a diluted cleaning solution that is typically used on the company's food processing equipment, according to a statement released by the company. "The issue was discovered after we received several consumer complaints about the taste of the affected product," the statement said. "The Company is actively working with retail partners and distributors to remove potentially impacted product from circulation." Kraft Heinz stressed that only the Wild Cherry flavor has been affected by the contamination. The specific batch that has been recalled can be identified using several pieces of packaging information listed by the company. This includes a … [Read more...] about Capri Sun recall: What happens if your child ingests cleaning solution
JSW Energy on Wednesday said its arm JSW Neo Energy will acquire 1,753 MW of renewable energy generation capacity from Mytrah Energy for ₹10,530 crore. JSW Neo Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Energy, has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 1,753 MW of renewable energy generation capacity - comprising 17 SPVs and one ancillary SPV - from Mytrah Energy (India) Private Limited, according to a statement. Necessary definitive agreements have been signed between the parties, it added. The transaction is subject to the approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and other customary approvals standards for a transaction of this size. The transaction values the Mytrah Energy portfolio at an enterprise valuation of approximately ₹10,530 crore after adjusting for net current assets, as per the statement. The Mytrah portfolio consists of 10 wind SPVs with a generation capacity of 1,331 MW and 7 solar SPVs with a generation capacity of 422 MW (487 MWp DC), operating … [Read more...] about JSW Neo Energy to acquire 1,753 MW renewable energy capacity from Mytrah Energy
Cleaning the home can be one of the greatest banes if you own or rent a property - from washing the dishes, hoovering, and even cleaning the bed sheets. Changing sheets on your bed can be particularly time-consuming and a hassle to remember - soany tips to ease it are greatly appreciated. It seems like a sin to not change your sheets less than once a fortnight. Now one man has shared his essential life hack for the easy switch - but it's caused a stir online. Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here . Sharing the clip on TikTok , social media star @ActualLifeHack - who has raked in a jaw-dropping 147,000 followers to date - has left people baffled with his revelation. However, despite the strange trick - viewers on the popular social media app have spotted a bigger problem with his bold statement. He said: "Actual life hack - on January 1st, put 12 bed sheets on your bed!" "On the first of every month, … [Read more...] about Man’s ‘life hack’ to easily have clean bed sheets every month has people baffled
The Republican candidate for governor of Arizona told a big rally on Sunday she was not going to speak even metaphorically about the size of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ’ testicles. “My staff always says whatever you do, do not say balls, so I’m not gonna say it,” Kari Lake said when introducing DeSantis at the Unite and Win rally at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix. She tried saying instead, “That guy has a backbone made of steel…” But this was apparently not ballsy enough. “I’ll tell you what he’s got,” Lake then said. “I don’t know if you heard of this, but he’s got BDE. Anybody know what that means? Ask your kids about it later.” The roar from the crowd indicated that many of those in attendance knew without having to ask their children that BDE stands for Big Dick Energy. Lake spoke—one would hope—metaphorically about the size of DeSantis’ penis. “I call it big DeSantis energy, right?” she continued, though she had on many occasions said that talk of … [Read more...] about Kari Lake Says DeSantis Has Big Dick Energy. She Got One Word Right.
Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding group owned largely by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made investments in Russian oil and gas firms before and after Russia began its so-called ‘military operation’ in Ukraine. The group disclosed in a filing on Sunday that it invested roughly $500mn in Russian energy majors Gazprom, Rosneft and Lukoil in February and then later in March. Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Kingdom Holdings invested much of the $500mn in Gazprom. The energy giant received $364mn. The Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, is one of Saudi Arabia’s highest-profile investors who has also invested in the Four Season hotel chain and also owns a stake in Twitter. The filings from Sunday also revealed that Kingdom Holdings also made a $220mn investment in Phoenix Group, a UK pensions and savings company, and $221mn in the investment manager M&G. It also made investments in Uber, Lyft, Alibaba and BlackRock TCP Capital, the … [Read more...] about Saudi Prince, Who Invested in Twitter, Bet $500mn on Russian Energy Giants amid War on Ukraine
The Greater Chennai Corporation has removed 1,705 illegal banners in various parts of the city as part of the cleanliness drive for implementing People’s Movement for Clean Cities. Damaged vehicles dumped along the road were also removed as part of the drive. The State government had launched the People’s Movement for Clean Cities with support from NGOs, traders and residents. On Saturday, Corporation officials removed 41 illegal banners in Tiruvottiyur, 21 in Manali, 10 in Madhavaram, 13 in Tondiarpet, 26 in Royapuram, 287 in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, 156 in Ambattur, 96 in Anna Nagar, 51 in Teynampet, 33 in Kodambakkam, 172 in Valasaravakkam, 241 in Alandur, 103 in Adyar, 240 in Perungudi and 215 in Sholinganallur. Fifty six damaged vehicles were removed from the roads. Seven tonnes of scrap was removed from public spaces. A total of 171 tonnes of waste was removed on Saturday. As many as 133 elected representatives and 877 volunteers from residents’ welfare association … [Read more...] about 1,705 illegal banners removed, damaged vehicles cleared
If you've got metal appliances and objects around your house, especially in places like the bathroom that are prone to being damp, then you've probably experienced some little brown rust spots appearing on their surfaces. And although rust can make an item look less appealing, it's not necessarily a sign that you need to bin it - as there are ways to remove rust and return your appliance to its glistening metal glory. Fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch - real name Sophie Hinchliffe - recently shared several of these rust cleaning hacks on a Facebook group, with some of the methods raising more eyebrows than others, including one controversial trick that used a common condiment you probably have in your kitchen, Express.co.uk reports . You can use tomato ketchup to clean the rust off (stock photo) ( Image: Newscast/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)) Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here. One woman … [Read more...] about Mrs Hinch fans share ‘magic’ ketchup trick to banish rust from metal appliances
When it comes to household chores, cleaning toilets is one of the worst; as it important as it is to keep your loo in tip top shape, scrubbing limescale stains can be an arduous task. And even after a thorough cleanse, marks can quickly reappear. Luckily, there's a "golden rule" that you can use to help to keep your toilets fresh, and it doesn't involve bleach, as the Daily Express reports. In fact, you should not rely on bleach when it comes to treating limescale stains as it won't get rid of them but in fact masks the problem, according to an expert. Not all cleaning products will remove stains (stock photo) ( Image: Getty Images) Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here Chris Wootton, Managing Director of the domestic cleaning business, Poppies, revealed how to properly clean toilet bowl stains, and why some products might be concealing the problem. He explained: "The golden rule for cleaning toilet … [Read more...] about Expert shares ‘golden rule’ for removing limescale – and reason ‘bleach won’t work’