Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S. You may have already heard about the so-called “migrant caravan” that is making its way through Central America toward the southern United States. Donald Trump has already announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border. But is the caravan really as great a threat as […]

CAREERS: Veterinarian

CAREERS: Veterinarian

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Are you an animal lover? If so, it’s possible that you’ve thought about a career as a veterinarian. But is it enough just to love animals? While working with adorable pets comes with a lot of obvious advantages, there are also plenty of challenges. Here, we take a closer look. What Is It? A veterinarian […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Champion Promise LeBron James may be the best basketball player in the world. But now he’s contributing something to society that’s arguably even more meaningful: a school. Situated in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, James’s school–called “I Promise”–is no ordinary educational facility. Focusing on academically “at-risk” youth, the program seeks to do more than […]

To Tax or Not to Tax

To Tax or Not to Tax

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the growing economic tensions between the United States and China. The United States and China trade about $650 billion worth of goods and products every year. But earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would raise tariffs on more than a thousand imported […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Baseball Minor Changes Are you a minor league baseball fan? If so, get ready: there will be some changes to the game in time for the 2018 season, particularly where extra innings are concerned. League officials are looking to improve the pace of the game by speeding it up a bit. They think this will make […]

Cohn Jumps Ship

Cohn Jumps Ship

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the reasons why economic advisor Gary Cohn is the latest member of the Trump administration to leave his post. The list of top advisers leaving the Trump White House has grown a bit longer. Last week, Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser and the […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Trump’s Budget Proposal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site explains the numbers behind the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. Two weeks ago, the federal government shut down for a night as lawmakers struggled to reach a compromise over a new two-year spending bill. The one that Trump finally signed, which reopened the government, asked […]

Stock Market Plummets: Crisis or Capitalism?

Stock Market Plummets: Crisis or Capitalism?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Economics | No Comments

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 1,500 points (more than 6%). This was the worst fall in six years, and at one point, the biggest one-day drop in history. So should we panic? What Caused the Plunge? The drop wasn’t caused by any one fundamental thing. Instead, there were a number […]

YOU DECIDE: Guaranteed Basic Income

YOU DECIDE: Guaranteed Basic Income

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

The city of Stockton, California is trying a new program to help out some of its poorest residents. It’s called Guaranteed Basic Income, or GBI. Stockton will be the first U.S. city to try it. Here’s how it works: a few dozen of the poorest households in Stockton will receive a check for $500 each […]