Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post Published 8:43 am PST, Friday, December 28, 2018 "Inescapable." "It's a constant stressor." "I see no way out." What do professors, real estate agents, farmers, business executives, computer programmers and store clerks have in common? They're not immune to the harsh reality of living paycheck to paycheck, according to dozens of people who responded to a Washington Post inquiry on Twitter. They're millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers. They work in big cities and rural towns. They've tried to save - but rent, child care, student loans and medical bills get in the way. National data on the paycheck-to-paycheck experience is flimsy, but a recent report from the Federal Reserve spotlights the prevalence of extra-tight budgets: Four in 10 adults say they couldn't produce $400 in an emergency without sliding into debt or selling something, according to the 2017 figures. The partial government shutdown, which began last Friday and is … [Read more...] about ‘I see no way out’: Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common
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Last Wednesday, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents named Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, the sole finalist to become president of the University of Minnesota. If appointed, she’ll become the university’s 17th president and the first woman to take the helm. She’s served as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina since 2015. Before that she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business for five years. In addition to holding other administrative and faculty positions at two other institutions, she’s served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. She holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Georgia and earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She’s married and has three children. The Board of Regents will publicly interview Gabel at their regularly … [Read more...] about U of M president finalist Joan Gabel on higher ed’s role, tuition, diversity, vision for the U
Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, a cancer care nurse at Oaklandâ€™s Highland Hospital, washes dishes before leaving for her graveyard shift in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Sanchez and her husband are facing imminent deportation to Mexico on Tuesday, August 15, despite 23 years of building a highly productive life and family in the U.S. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, right, and husband Eusebio Sanchez, left, pose for a photograph at home in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Maria, a cancer/cardiac care nurse at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, and her husband are facing imminent deportation to Mexico despite 23 years of building a highly productive life and family in the U.S. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Melin Sanchez, 21, holds a ladder steady for her father Eusebio Sanchez as he paints their home in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Eusebio is taking care of everything around their home that needs to be done … [Read more...] about Deported Oakland nurse wins H-1B visa lottery, will return to U.S.
POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:45 am ET We asked our readers to tell us how rising rents and living costs are affecting their lives. Their answers surprised us. By Michael Hobbes Every year the numbers get worse: soaring rents, booming home prices and dwindling social spending. Since its beginnings as a background issue in coastal enclaves, the housing crisis has gone mainstream, hitting smaller cities and out-of-the-way towns across the country. This year, HuffPost has chronicled multiple angles of the housing crisis, from its effect on millennials to its impact on inequality to its arrival in unexpected places. Last month, we traveled to six U.S. cities and held a town hall dedicated to housing affordability in Boulder, Colorado, where we asked you to share your housing stories. We also launched Betting The House, a project to hear our readers’ experiences with buying and renting a home in America. We received more than 400 responses, covering nearly every state and … [Read more...] about ‘I Eat Once A Day’: The Untold Stories Of The Housing Crisis
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 9:30 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Transcript of a hands-free phone call while testing a vehicle: Me: Paul? You free? A: I have a minute before a conference call. M: I want to check what you think of the Jaguar I-Pace. I’m driving one, and I hate it so much I want to crash it into a wall. A: What? I loved that vehicle. I’ll call you back in half an hour. Paul is Paul Eisenstein, auto writer and a peer whose opinions I respect, but don’t always share. The kind of person to call when you’re thinking about aiming an $86,000 electric luxury vehicle at a bridge abutment rather than spend another minute trying to adjust the air conditioning fan speed. Conversations like this are the bane of automakers, as they try to reinvent themselves with electric vehicles, self-driving robot cars, vehicles on demand and other new challenges. Some of them behave as if it’s unfair to expect them to create new types of vehicles and … [Read more...] about 2018 Jaguar I-Pace: When is a good electric car not a good car?