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The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.
The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. But now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.
For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.
That's the price jump in one local seafood restaurant in Seattle. This iconic eatery plans to raise base wages for the whole staff. In addition, the management team aims to get rid tipping, an effort to prevent servers from taking a hit when tips went away. The move comes right after Seattle put into effect a higher minimum hourly wage at 11 dollars today.143,355
That's the current population of Dayton, Ohio. The former industrial city has experienced decades of brain drain, causing its population to shrink by more than 100,000 people in the last half century. Recently, the city has actually witnessed a small growth spurt, thanks to low housing prices and high rates of entrepreneurship.$300
Despite paying for $300 a month for health insurance, a lawyer from Indiana who has suffered from depression for 20 years still pays out of pocket for her weekly psychotherapy treatments. One study shows today that health insurance industry discriminate against the mentally ill, even though the federal law and the affordable healthcare act both require insurer to provide patients suffering mental illnesses with the same level of coverage.Five years per 1,000 people
That's the drop in average life expectancy for every 1 percent rise in income inequality, according to a University of Wisconsin analysis reported by New York Times' the Upshot. It's a similar impact to what you might expect with a 3 percent rise in obesity, or a 4 percent increase in smoking. The method researchers used is complex, but fascinating, and points an a persistent correlation between inequality and poorer health.82 percent
The portion of pregnant women in the late 2000s that continued to work within a month of having their first child, according to Pew Research. The opposite was true 50 years ago, when only 44 percent of women remained in the workforce during their pregnancy at all.77.6 percent
The portion of people who successfully switch jobs without actively searching or applying, according to a new paper from the San Francisco Fed. Quartz crunches the numbers on why the workforce can be unfriendly to those without connections or existing experience.
Omar Shekhey left engineering to found a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.