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In China, Authorities Treat J-Visa Requests as Privilege, Not Professional Right

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

In November 2013 delays and refusals in issuing visas for foreign correspondents in China were making headlines. In March 2014 the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China described the situation as "grim." A report on results of its most recent member survey found "Chinese authorities are continuing to abuse the press card and visa renewal process in a political manner."

Feds Raid Alleged 'Maternity Tourism' Hotels That Help Pregnant Foreign Women Give Birth In U.S.

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity touris...

'Nightline' Misunderstands Fundamental EB-5 Program Functions and Safety

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

The program is not perfect, but the overwhelming evidence shows that right now, it is working. That being said, there are several pieces of legislation in the pipeline that would drastically improve it.

Mr. President, What About Me?

Joana Godinho | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Joana Godinho

I have been in America nearly a decade, and always with a legal immigration status. However, it didn't take me long to figure out that somewhere along the way core American values -- family, hard work, honesty, integrity -- were no longer the guiding principles of its immigration policy.

Indentured Servitude: The Fight to End Recruitment Abuse in Mexico

Daniel Pena | Posted 02.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Imagine this scenario: you're the head of a household in rural Mexico where the local economy collapsed along with the peso and the jobs never came back. The weakening peso eroded your savings, your purchasing power, but most importantly your dignity.

8 Must-Know Facts About Obamacare Open Enrollment

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your year-end to-do list: November 15.

Are Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

You're in final negotiations to buy a new car and the dealer is urging you to protect your $20,000-plus investment by purchasing an extended warranty (also known as a service contract). Are these costly add-ons worth the expense or simply a sucker bet intended to boost the seller's bottom line?

Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.

Weigh 2015 Medicare Part D, Advantage Plan Choices Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Reviewing your Medicare options each year is complicated and time-consuming. But if you don't and your plans change significantly, it could cost you a bundle next year.

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

How to Pay Less for a New Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Because December -- and great year-end deals -- will be here before you know it, I want to share some of the strategies I learned in case you're planning to buy a new car in the next few months.

Before Cosigning a Loan, Know the Risks

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

First, understand that the main reason you're being asked to cosign a loan is because lenders don't think the borrower is a good risk. By cosigning, you're guaranteeing that you'll repay the full loan -- plus any late fees or collection costs -- should the borrower default.

Chinese EB-5 Visa Retrogression: Good for Program Diversity

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.

The Irony of Current Russian-Ukrainian Relations

John Brown | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
John Brown

In all the wise commentary on the tragic Russia-Ukraine situation, I have seen few observations (admissions?) that 20th-century Ukraine is essentially a Soviet geopolitical construction.

Besson's Lucy & The Abrogation of The Pandora, Eve Myths + Guardians of The Galaxy = $1B + An Early Guess On the Best Original Song Oscar-Winner (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Perhaps Lucy's most intriguing theme is that of Feminine stewardship of Knowledge in the face of crisis for a world too-far-gone. Plus, Groot is the n...

Cuba in the Time of Cholera

Ko Im | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Ko Im

I wanted to head to Cuba while the Castro regime is in place and the U.S. has relaxed its policy through people-to-people programs. I did a cultural e...

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

How Far Will That American Passport Take You?

trivago | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
trivago

U.S. travelers might be pleasantly surprised.

A Young Gay Man in Yemen: 'A Rainbow That Is My Shadow'

Elham Manea | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Elham Manea

He grew up and so did his shadow; but the older he got the more he realized that everywhere he went his rainbow cast its shadow. Society feared it most.

WATCH: The Next Big Move For Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

College football star Michael Sam has signed his first endorsement deal with Visa as he volleys to become the first openly gay member of the NFL. D...

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Budget Travel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.

Court Okays Labor Department Rule: Guestworkers Must Earn Prevailing Wages

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued major reforms to a flagship guestworker program known as H-2B. Business groups, predictably, sued to block the regulations -- but last week, an appeals court finally put their arguments to rest.

Here's How Brands Are Leveraging The Olympics

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Peter Ueberroth, who ended up with a nearly $250 million surplus from the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, was named TIME's Man of the Year in 1984 and brands have been leveraging that gold ever since.

The Cuba Diaries -- From Politics to Baseball

Erica Grossman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Erica Grossman

Unfortunately, we're a punitive culture, repeatedly enacting legislation based on emotion rather than reason, and turning a blind eye toward the reality that punishment alone rarely works to alter another's behavior (GTMO, anyone?). We love heroes and we love villains -- and we are rarely right about either.

Probably The Most Brilliant Site Ever

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.27.2013 | Travel

This might be the most brilliant thing a Reddit user has done in a while. To curb the pain of the "do I need a visa?!" research headache, udit99 ma...