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I’m leaving for London for two weeks. So no newsletter. Happy whatever you celebrate, and let’s make 2020 a real 🎉 I party!
Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project
– Dec 11, 2019, 6:55 AM
Roughly half of lower-income Republicans say current economic conditions are hurting them and their families By many measures, the U.S. economy is doing well. Unemployment is near a 50-year low, consumer spending is strong and the stock market is…
francine hardaway46% says the economy is hurting them, especially low income Republicans. They’re the victims of income inequality
The last few years haven't been kind to popular toy retailer Toys “R” Us. After accumulating more than $5 billion in debt and struggling to compete with online competitors like Amazon, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in…
francine hardawayDomestic surveillance is at an all time high, and it’s not for security, it’s for marketing! Boo.
During the 1990s, Physician Practice Management Companies (PPMs) and Dental Practice Management Companies (DPMs) emerged as one of the 'hot' sectors to watch. At an accelerated pace, independent groups of practitioners became attractive targets in…
francine hardawayYes, I’ve seen two cycles of these roll ups and this is the third. Do they never learn? Probably not the same individuals each time
As a correspondent for NBC News for more than a decade, I've reported on countless stories. Some stand out more than others, but there is now one for which I will be forever grateful. It's a story I credit with saving my life. It was November 2016…
francine hardawayWomen, this one is for you. Breast cancer is an epidemic.
In the 1960s, doctors counting the number of chromosomes in human white blood cells noticed a strange phenomenon. Frequently—and more frequently with age—the cells would be missing the Y chromosome. Over time, it became clear this…
francine hardawayThis is only half a story. Much more research is needed to find out why this happens and what it means.
– Dec 11, 2019, 5:00 AM
Career site Comparably released its annual ranking of the best US chief executive officers in 2019. The ranking reviewed self-reported employee data. Many of the CEOs on the list head tech companies on the West coast and in Silicon Valley. These…
francine hardawaySome of these are a big surprise, others are not. But what I wonder is how any list can be comprehensive when most CEOs operate outside the glare of publicity. And how do they judge?
With the age of big box stores waning, all those massive abandoned retail facilities could be transformed almost instantly into housing for the homeless using a variety of plug-and-play prefab elements. The research and development studio at KTGY…
francine hardawayWhile this is a great idea, who is going to pay for it? And also, these shelters are not safe, as a homeless foster child of mine told me.
The Washington Post
– Oct 26, 2019, 3:17 PM
“WITHOUT CHANGE,” warns a bipartisan group of senators, “there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the oceans by 2050.” Some of the signs of this growing crisis are visible: sea turtles caught in discarded…
francine hardawayI was in Mumbai about three years ago, and I have to admit I saw the beach in almost exactly this condition. They can't clean it up fast enough to keep it clean. And it's not litter. It washes up with the tide.