ORANGE, Texas — On May 24, Lt. Eric Ellison had to tell 18-year-old Kazzie Porter that his parents were killed by a drunk driver less than a week before he was to graduate from high school.
Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, millions of people now have access to bank accounts — from merchants in Tanzania to dairy farmers in India.
While the homeless are often overlooked or ignored by society, their stories are coming to a screen near you.
The double whammy of poverty and exposure to air pollution can lower a child's IQ, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health.
Good news for the class of 2015: It appears to be graduating into the strongest job market in almost a decade.
“As of today, I am officially Ebola free,” declared former President Bill Clinton before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Clinton recently visited Liberia, but he arrived three days before the country was officially declared free of the Ebola virus (May 9), and so he had to go through all the official protocols to be sure he was Ebola free before being allowed in public.
A lot of things make it easier to get a job — education, experience, networks — but one of the biggest factors is just how easy, or difficult, it is for a person to get around.
The idea of global aid — giving a family a cow, or chickens, or micro-credit loans to start a small business — sounds like a good idea. But Dean Karlan wanted to know if it really works.
Will there be jobs for college grads in the future — and if so, which jobs?
Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.
In the grand tradition of summer jobs, many of America's freshly minted high school grads will pick up work flipping burgers and delivering pizzas this summer. But it's unlikely that those jobs will come close to paying tuition in the fall.
The American labor market was once built on routine work -- jobs in factories and offices that required human bodies to perform repetitive tasks, whether it was stamping widgets or making phone calls.
This month, high school kids across America will throw their caps in the air with an eye toward college in the fall. Many will head to community colleges and state schools around the country, and a select few will head to the country's elite campuses. But does it really matter where you go to college?
An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.
What do mothers in Tanzania have in common with mothers in America?
A philosophy that endorses the idea that "wealth is temporary and no path to happiness" might not seem like the first source those seeking financial ...
Most authors hope the books they write keep readers turning pages, but Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin had a different goal with his children's ...
In 2011, things were finally looking up for Robert Williams — at least it seemed that way.
David Hyde, 22, felt fortunate to land an internship with the United Nations, until he discovered the costly irony of his decision.
Too often, underage American girls who are sexually assaulted or exploited don't get help. Instead they get sent to prison, according to a new ...
PENDLETON, Ore. — Josh Cyganik walks by an old, rundown house every day on his way to work and waves hi to the elderly man always ...
For the past few weeks, we’ve been doing what can only be termed "the Great American Road Trip."
There might soon be a way to track your charitable giving. The International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian relief organization, has made available to all ...
A new survey of 53,000 children ages 10 to 12, from 15 countries, reveals that, by and large, children are happy with their lives.
Alfred Postell is a Harvard-educated lawyer. He’s also chronically homeless.
EAST SUSSEX, England — John and Caroline Penny took their grandbaby Iris grocery shopping on a hot, muggy day in England.
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