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When GEDs Mean Failure for Prisoners

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.05.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Last year when changes to the GED programs were first announced, analysts predicted it would have a serious impact on the ability of prisoners to acquire their certificates. A year later, those predictions have proven accurate.

One Incarcerated, Transgender Buddhist's Experience With Medical Care in Federal Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Zoukis

"Frankly, I'm terrified I won't be able to walk anymore. Prison in a wheelchair... I can't imagine it."

Organizational Cutbacks, At What Cost?

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Gil Laroya

It happened again. A teenage named Michael Brown was shot -- multiple times -- by a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. This, along with the shootin...

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

Janell Ross

In One U.S. City, Budget Cuts Leave Homeless Without Bathrooms, Water Overnight | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Faced with a $200 million deficit accumulated over the past five years, Sacramento, Calif., like many other struggling municipalities, is severely cut...

Financial Industry's 'Value Added' Significantly Overestimated, Report Contends

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Banks' contribution to the economy may be hugely overstated, underscoring anger about the scale of taxpayer rescues and resultant government cutbacks,...

American Children Receiving Less Money From Tooth Fairy: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

It looks like American businesses aren't the only ones hoarding cash these days. According to a survey recently released by Visa, so is the fabled Too...

Greeks Protest Austerity With Rocks, Firebombs

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Groups of youths on the edge of a major anti-austerity protest in Athens threw rocks and firebombs at police outside Parliamen...

The Federal Coach: Managing the Fear of Cutback Among Federal Workers

Tom Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

I reached out to senior leaders across government to collect their thoughts about how federal leaders can best manage the fear among employees about proposed hiring and pay freezes.

'Soul of a Citizen,' Volunteers Can't Solve Our Problems: For Every House Habitat Builds, 100s More Are Homeless

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Through Global Youth Service Day, millions of young women and men got involved in their communities last week, often taking their first steps into liv...

WATCH: University Students Snap Up Community College Seats

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Anna Bloom and Maggie Fazeli Fard The ...

Global Warming Fight: Saudi Kingdom Wants Countries To Pay For Drop In Oil Revenue

New York Times | AD MOUAWAD and ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Saudi Arabia is trying to enlist other oil-producing countries to support a provocative idea: if wealthy countries reduce their oil consumption to com...

Violent Criminals, Prison Cutbacks and the Women Who Suffer The Consequences

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

Once again, the system operating under the auspices of service, protection and justice has failed.

No News Is Bad News

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today McClatchy declared that it would cut 1,600 jobs. Why do companies announce their various intentions to decruit vast numbers of people?

No More Viagra Pens? Doctors May Cut Back On Swag In 2009

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To Lehman Brothers, Linens 'n Things and the blank VHS tape, add another American institution that expired in 2008: drug company trinkets. Startin...

Manufacturers Cut Back On Natural Gas Heavily, Keeping Prices Cheap

Wall Street Journal | BEN CASSELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Frigid temperatures and winter storms have blanketed the country from New Orleans to Chicago this month, weather that usually leads to a spike in the ...

The No-Layoff Approach To Cutting Labor Costs

New York Times | MATT RICHTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of employers, hoping to avoid or limit layoffs, are introducing four-day workweeks, unpaid vacations and voluntary or enforced furlou...

Google Continues To Get Leaner, "Significantly" Reducing Contractors

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google (GOOG) has about 10,000 contractors and it wants to reduce that number, PR rep Jane Penner told CNET. "We have 10,000, and we have had a pla...

Economic Crisis -- Are Our Governments Making It Worse?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Sarkozy says, "there can be no freedom" without regulation and quickly huddled with George Bush at Camp David to try to coordinate strategies along with the president of the EU.