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A damning new IMF report pours cold water on the entire Trump agenda

June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

IMF head Christine Lagarde

IMF head Christine Lagarde reacts during a news conference at the G20 meeting at the ministry in Paris October 15, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The International Monetary Fund has just released what amounts to an updated assessment of Donald Trump’s economic agenda, and it’s not a pretty picture.

Instructively, the IMF is now giving the United States the sort of social policy advice it had once reserved for emerging market economies.The Fund has downgraded US growth forecasts for this year and next, down to 2.1% from 2.3% for 2017 and to 2.1% from 2.5% in 2018. But that’s just one of […]


June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Medicaid is primarily known as the government program that provides health insurance coverage to individuals struggling to make ends meet. Women make up the majority of Medicaid enrollees,1 and the program covers a range of services – birth control, maternity care, prescription drugs, hospitalization, long-term care, and more – that address many of women’s major health needs throughout their lives.2

At the same time, Medicaid plays a critically important role in advancing women’s economic security through directly supporting women’s jobs and by providing […]

Workshops for Warriors Awarded $10,000 Bank of America Grant for Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amanda DiSilvestro
Workshops for Warriors (619) 550-1620 Workshops for Warriors Awarded $10,000 Bank of America Grant for Advanced Manufacturing Training Center SAN DIEGO – June 27, 2017 – Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school providing Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Transitioning Service Members free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in the advanced manufacturing industry, announced today that they were awarded a $10,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America to be used toward training program costs.“Workshops for Warriors addresses two pressing needs – one being the challenges […]

ASEAN Needs More Skills Mobility to Realize Full Potential

June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Society Cambodian people buy souvenir coins at the National Bank of Cambodia. The National Bank of Cambodia began the sale of silver souvenir coins bearing flags of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to celebrate ASEAN community 2015 and ASEAN Economy Community in 2016.

To stay competitive, countries need to attract global talent. To do this, talent must be able to relocate when and where needed. Among other factors, global demographic and economic imbalances further strengthen the case for skills mobility including facilitating the movement of professionals across countries where their skills are needed.

Skills mobility can be facilitated in a […]

What CityLab Looks Like Now

June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

If you’re a frequent CityLab visitor, you’ll notice that things look different around the neighborhood.

After three years —an eternity in internet time—this site debuts a fresh design today, only its second major facelift since it originally launched (as Atlantic Cities) back in 2011 .

A few big things right off the bat: The photos, maps, and images are bigger. The typefaces are new. (That’s Dala Floda on headlines now, font fans.) Our logo is now an attention-demanding traffic-light green. And the site is organized somewhat differently. (More on that later.) We’ve also eliminated one of the more-despised features, based on […]

Bank of America Advances Economic Mobility through Summer Youth Employment

June 27, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Bank of America Advances Economic Mobility through Summer Youth Employment

Providence — Bank of America today announced that four high school juniors and seniors from the Providence community have been selected as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders). Part of the company’s three-year $40 million commitment to connect youth and young adults to skills, training and jobs, the program offers young people, who are engaged community citizens, an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at a local nonprofit and participation in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

Today, there are more than 5 million young people who are not working or in school, and by […]

Apple is so far behind on self-driving technology that it might never catch up

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Apple Car 2

Not gonna happen. Business Insider Apple’s automotive ambitions have been pivoting wildly recently. The secretive "Project Titan" was thought to be a car, until it wasn’t. Later, Apple indicated that it would shift to pursue autonomous systems — literally years behind potential competitors, including Google, Tesla, and even traditional carmakers such as General Motors.

Now Bloomberg’s Alex Webb and David Welch have reported that Apple is leasing vehicles from Hertz. That’s right, Apple has finally gotten around to renting some cars , presumably to use for its self-driving experiments.

"The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz’s Donlen […]

Essays on inequality

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

essays on inequality

Most of the wealth of Americans in the bottom 90 percent comes from their principal residences, the asset category that took the biggest hit during the Great Recession.We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs.This spring the Minneapolis Fed held its 27th Annual Student Essay Contest, which is open to all high school students in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.In this hour, TED speakers share some big ideas about inequality and new ways we might achieve prosperity for all.The […]

Achieving the Dream Hires Economic Mobility Advocate and Non-Profit Leader Angela Dorn

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

SILVER SPRING, MD (June 26, 2017) – Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, today announced that national non-profit leader Angela Dorn, J.D., will join the organization as Chief Operating Officer at the end of August. Ms. Dorn has been serving as Interim Executive Director of Public Allies New York , which prepares underserved youth for jobs in non-profits, and provides them with pathways for opportunity.

For almost a decade before that, she served as Chief Legal and Operating Officer of Single Stop, USA, a non-profit that has helped over one million low-income households avoid or […]

An ex-Tesla exec reveals how the company is transforming itself into a data powerhouse

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Tesla Model S

In addition to Tesla’s Model X, Tesla Model S cars on the road today are treasure troves of important data. TSLA Tesla

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Disclaimer Get real-time TSLA charts here »Tesla ramped up its efforts to become a big data company under Chris Lattner, one of Apple’s most famous developers who left the electric carmaker last Wednesday after just 6 months of employment.Lattner’s public résumé highlights how data is playing an increasingly important role in Tesla’s business model going forward."One of Tesla’s huge advantages in the autonomous driving space is that it has tens of […]