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  • Book lover turned literacy advocate looks to change lives ‘one word at a time’

    Christina Cook wants to be a respiratory therapist and hopes she and her husband can one day own a home and several acres of land – and she isn’t letting the low grades she got in school hold her back. Ms. Cook, age 40, hasn’t been in school for some time, but she has been hitting the books and receives regular tutoring thanks to Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Based on the fifth floor of a library in Arkansas’s capital, Little Rock, Literacy Action was founded in 1986 to organize volunteer tutors who could teach reading and English language skills.

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:41:38 -0400
  • In clash over clearances, questions about long-term effects

    Can President Trump do that? Can he really personally revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, with a stroke of a pen?

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:26:25 -0400
  • Trump’s call for patient capitalism

    Investors in the stocks of corporations are often categorized as being either patient for long-term returns (the ants) or impatient for short-term profits (the grasshoppers). Mr. Trump tweeted that he had asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to consider ending the practice of corporations issuing quarterly reports on their earnings and shift toward releasing such financial information every six months. In June, long-haul investor Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, the JPMorgan Chase chief executive, issued a joint call on behalf of some 200 chief executives to reduce “short-termism” in corporations by abandoning the quarterly earnings estimates.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:45:53 -0400
  • Why a Turkey-US trade spat could shake Europe and Syria

    In purely economic terms, it’s straightforward: a battle the US has not the slightest prospect of losing. Turkey was among the dozens of countries on which President Trump imposed steel and aluminum tariffs in March.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:09:46 -0400
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