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MVP: Cohen Milstein’s Steven Toll

December 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

Law360, Los Angeles (December 14, 2017, 1:46 PM EST) — Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC’s Steven Toll won major settlements for investors over the past year, including a $175 million agreement with BP over shares sold during the company’s 2010 oil spill and a $165 million deal with big banks over practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, earning him a place as one of Law360’s 2017 Class Action MVPs.

Steven Toll

Cohen Milstein His most challenging case this year:The managing partner of Cohen Milstein and co-chair of the firm’s securities litigation and…

This is the warmest winter jacket I own, and it’s also the thinnest

December 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Mountain Hardwear Mountain Hardwear’s new StretchDown jackets use stretch-welded channels that trap more warmth than standard stitching.

The jacket is also made from a special kind of down that helps retain the same high-performance even when wet.

The resulting jacket, which I got to try, is somehow both the thinnest and warmest winter jacket I’ve used yet. Instead of "snow days" my Minnesotan childhood was filled with "cold days" […]

Why Educators, Health Professionals, and Others Focused on Economic Mobility Should Care about Housing

December 14, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Cities striving to improve residents’ lives often focus on such issues as schools, parks, jobs, or health. Often overlooked is something equally fundamental. Trace the lineage of many social welfare issues, and you will likely uncover a history of substandard, unaffordable housing. Research increasingly shows that safe and affordable housing in strong and thriving neighborhoods is a launching pad to upward mobility for families.

For more than a decade, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported research on the role of housing as a platform for opportunity among families. The following summary of findings from more than […]

Affordable Housing Loses in GOP Tax Bill

December 13, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, joined by, from left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to reporters about the GOP tax bill following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) In the early morning hours last Saturday, the U.S. Senate passed a sweeping, hastily written tax bill that would massively transfer money from the middle class to corporations and the 1 percent, and add more than $1 trillion dollars to our federal deficit. Since the U.S. House […]

Austin Chamber unveils 5-year, $30 million economic development platform

December 13, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Gary Farmer, 2018 chair of Opportunity Austin 4.0, speaks at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly investors meeting on Dec. 13. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce unveiled a plan Wednesday to create more than 160,000 new jobs, increase the average annual wage to $66,000, reduce the poverty rate to 9.5 percent and help 56.6 percent of Austinites attain at least an associate degree.

The chamber laid out the details of its latest five-year economic development platform, called Opportunity Austin 4.0, at its quarterly investors meeting on Dec. 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown.

To achieve this, Opportunity Austin, […]

Researchers: Early Education and Technology Interventions Needed to Impact Economic Mobility

December 13, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

young girl on UPSTART

"Research shows that a child’s development is significantly influenced by life experiences—especially interactions with adults. By equipping parents and other caregivers with the right tools, we can foster development during the critical birth-to-kindergarten years." Since the 1940’s, the opportunity for poverty-level children to earn more than their parents has been declining and there is a continual need to help these children improve their economic mobility.

Brookings’ Social Genome Project found that children born in poverty have slower advancement in many areas of development, including social behavior, emotional maturity, cognitive skills and health, when compared to children of middle-class families. The […]