Monday, February 24th, 2014

Losing Your Job and Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP A significant number of individuals have lost their job over the last few years. Some of you will lose your jobs over the next few years. In a two-part series, I will discuss the tax consequences of losing one’s job  (Part I) and the tax deductions that may be

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis

By Gwynn Guilford, Quartz Old people are taking over—and not just in well-known grey zones like Japan and South Korea. By 2050, one in every three or so Spaniards, Italians and Germans will be 65 and older (pdf, p.6), according...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Care about the Rules that Govern the Internet

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Broadband in America is getting better and faster.  Overall speeds increased more than 20% over 2012.  A remarkable 19 out of 20 young adults use broadband at home. Yet not everyone is sharing...

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Latino Unemployment Rate Falls Below 9 Percent For First Time In 5 Years

By Fox News Latino The nation’s Latino unemployment rate fell in November to 8.7 percent marking a five-year low since 2008, which is also the last time the Hispanic unemployment rate hit below 9 percent. A fourth...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Can immigration speed the economic recovery?

By Alain Sherter, CBS News Cities and towns across the U.S. struggling to recover from the Great Recession could benefit from a key force for economic renewal: Immigrants. Foreign-born residents, who now account for one in eight...

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Trouble With Enrolling In The Affordable Care Act

By Jude Joffe-Block, Kate Sheehy, Tristan Ahtone, Fronteras Across the Southwest, groups are canvassing neighborhoods to inform uninsured people about how to sign up for coverage under Obama’s Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1. But getting the message across is...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Google Bets Big On Hispanics And Women

By Giovanni Rodriguez, Forbes So far, I have gotten three urgent notes from friends this week, and they all sound something like this:  “Are you going to the event at Google?”  Said friends are all Latino, and...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Latino Winemakers Rise in California, Through the Ranks

By Patricia Leigh Brown, The New York Times SONOMA, Calif. — It is harvest season in wine country, the time of year when the scent of crushed grapes infuses the air and flatbed trucks heavy with fruit...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

U.S. Hispanic Unemployment Improved in August

By Hispanic Business Unemployment numbers for U.S. Hispanics saw a year-over-year improvement in August and held steady month to month, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. The number of unemployed Americans was little changed...

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Economy added 169k jobs in August as the recovery grinds along

By Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post The U.S. economy added a disappointing 169,000 jobs last month, according to government data released Friday, a grinding pace that could alter the Federal Reserve’s plans to pull back on its stimulus...

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Hispanic NFL players earn highest average salary

By Richard Thompson, The Daily Caller Hispanic players earn the highest average salary in the National Football League, according to a study provided to The Daily Caller. Best Tickets conducted an unofficial census of NFL players and found that the average yearly...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Fast food workers strike, demand better wages

By Adriana Maestas,  NBCLatino On Thursday, labor organizers held a series of strikes across the country at McDonald’s and Burger King restaurants demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, although...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Just before Labor Day, a report shows struggles of Latino workers

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery. The report released Thursday finds that as...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

How Goya brought ethnic food to white America

By Lydia DePillis, Washington Post About a year ago, in Washington’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, an independent grocer called Bestway changed hands. The new owner is In Suk Pak, a South Korean by way of Pennsylvania. He renamed the...

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