Troy McMullen, The Washington Post Published 4:03 am PST, Friday, March 1, 2019 The East Oakland, California, neighborhood where Vanessa and Richard Bulnes lost their home in 2012, after Richard suffered a stroke and they fell behind on their mortgage. The East Oakland, California, neighborhood where Vanessa and Richard Bulnes lost their home in 2012, after Richard suffered a stroke and they fell behind on their mortgage. Photo: Photo By Jason Henry For The Washington Post Photo: Photo By Jason Henry For The Washington Post Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The East Oakland, California, neighborhood where Vanessa and Richard Bulnes lost their home in 2012, after Richard suffered a stroke and they fell behind on their mortgage. The East Oakland, California, neighborhood … [Read more...] about Homeownership among blacks has been on the decline in the US since 2004
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Jan 29, 8:17 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Chris Neiger 01/29/19 AT 5:58 PM The latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) most popular iPhone in the quarter ending in December was the company's new XR model. CIRP said that the iPhone XR accounted for 39% of total iPhone sales and the XS and XS Max models made up a combined 26% of sales.The popularity of the iPhone XR is impressive considering that it only took a little more than a month for the device to become the most popular model (the XR went on sale at the end of October).Other interesting data from the CIRP report shows that the percentage of iPhone buyers who upgraded from the base storage options increased year over year. In the quarter ending in December 2017, 33% of new iPhone customers upgraded to the larger iPhone storage models, while this year, 38% did so. Those storage … [Read more...] about This Is The Most Popular iPhone Model In The US Right Now
DONALD Trump’s time as US President has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Let’s take a look at his tumultuous time in the White House. PRESIDENTIAL HIGHS Booming US economy Trump has spoken of his desire to turbo-charge the US economy which he claims is the healthiest it’s ever been. It’s true that Americans are in the midst of a booming economy which includes low unemployment and a record-breaking stock market. Although contrary to the president's repeated claims, the US has been stronger economically at times in the 1950s and 1960s when GDP growth was higher and unemployment was lower than today’s figures, according to reports. That being said, the country’s financial markets, particularly the Dow Jones Industrial Average, have experienced record highs under Trump. Republicans point to the president’s tax cuts, his “America First” policies and his plan to invest in infrastructure to explain the growth in the stock market. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s highs and lows as president as voters head to the polls across America for the US midterm elections
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane Globe Staff November 02, 2018 You probably know Elizabeth Warren is up for reelection to her Senate seat. You probably heard that she’s planning to take a “hard look” at running against President Trump in 2020. She dresses down corporate CEOs and despises big banks, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell once shushed her on the Senate floor because “she persisted.”But much of the Cambridge Democrat’s Senate record has been obscured by her national profile — which, love her or hate her, is outsized for a first-term senator. She’s viewed as a brash partisan, a Democrat who rages against the corporate machine and mixes it up with President Trump on Twitter. But it’s not the whole story.For Massachusetts voters weighing whether to give her another six-year term, here are a few things to know … [Read more...] about Five things to know about Elizabeth Warren’s record in the US Senate
FRACKING has been an endless source of controversy in recent years, with environmental concerns hampering attempts to establish the practice in the UK. The drilling technique is already banned in Scotland – but how does it work and why has it sparked such debate? What is fracking and why is it controversial? Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a technique for recovering gas and oil from shale rock. It works by drilling into the earth before injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pressure into the rock to release the gas inside. After first being approved for commercial use in 1950, it has been extensively used in the US, where it is credited with boosting oil production and driving down petrol prices. While the natural gas extracted from fracking produces significantly less carbon dioxide than other fossil fuels, such as coal, the technique has faced widespread condemnation from environmentalists. One concern surrounds the sheer quantity of water required to complete the … [Read more...] about What is fracking, why was it banned in Scotland and where is the drilling technique being used in the UK?