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American teens dont want to work (marketwatch.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 20 Jun 2014  167 comments, latest 4 years ago
Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job. During the dot-com boom in the late 1990s, when national unemployment was only about 4%,...

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At least 84 dead, 100s hurt in Nice Bastille Day truck attack, driver shot dead (independent.ie)
by BayAreaObserver on 14 Jul 2016  153 comments, latest a year ago
At least 84 people were killed in the southern French town of Nice when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday in a suspected terrorist...

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The Democrats Need a New Message (rollingstone.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 29 May 2017  150 comments, latest 6 months ago
How low do you have to sink to lose an election in this country? Republicans have been trying to answer that question for years. But they've been unable to find...

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Labor Shortage Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in Fields (independent.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 25 Jun 2017  104 comments, latest 7 months ago
Last year marked the fifth consecutive year Santa Barbara County’s agriculture industry has struggled with labor shortages, which have ranged from 15 to 26 percent. Farmers, therefore, must leave crops...

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CEOs Aren’t Waiting for the Tax Bill to Pass — They’ve Already Started Pocketing the Windfall (theintercept.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 19 Dec 2017  98 comments, latest 13 days ago
U.S. corporations are already beginning the process of pocketing the winnings from the tax bill jackpot they expect to hit any day now, undercutting, in a remarkably public fashion, the...

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Dad accused of killing teen found in daughter's room (chron.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 13 Mar 2014  87 comments, latest 4 years ago
A Harris County grand jury will decide what, if any, charges will be filed against a Spring father accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy he found in his teenage...

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High-Speed Trading Isn't About Efficiency - It's About Cheating (theatlantic.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 8 Feb 2014  81 comments, latest 4 years ago
"When hedge funds use bots to buy and sell stocks within milliseconds, they're not improving the market. They're rigging the market." "That brings us to high-frequency trading (HFT) hedge funds....

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Rigged - Forced into debt, Worked past exhaustion, Left with nothing (usatoday.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 16 Jun 2017  81 comments, latest 7 months ago
“This is a classic case where the little guy gets screwed” These port truckers -- many of them poor immigrants who speak little English -- are responsible for moving almost...

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Clinton's new email problem (marketwatch.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 23 Jul 2016  79 comments, latest a year ago
In one email dated May 5, 2016, with the subject line “No s–t,” the chief financial officer of the Democratic National Committee, Brad Marshall, plotted how to try to portray...

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Why kids today are out of shape, disrespectful and in charge (sacbee.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 31 Jan 2016  69 comments, latest 2 years ago
"The Collapse of Parenting" - Dr. Leonard Sax has been a parent, family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors,...

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At least 3 Dead in Truck Attack in Stockholm. DHS enacts extreme vetting of all motor vehicles in the U.S. (bloomberg.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 7 Apr 2017  69 comments, latest 9 months ago
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a truck’s lethal path of destruction through a central Stockholm shopping street on Friday was a “terrible act of terror,” as police closed off...

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I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college (consumerreports.org)
by BayAreaObserver on 2 Jul 2016  67 comments, latest 2 years ago
Today, there is a student debt class like no other: about 42 million Americans bearing $1.3 trillion in student debt that’s altering lives, relationships, and even retirement. “I feel I...

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Guns tend to empower white, financially unstable men—who oppose gun control (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 30 Nov 2017  63 comments, latest 2 months ago
For many—particularly advertisers—this culture conjures ideas of morally strong, empowered, self-reliant, American patriots bearing arms. And it grazes notions of masculine heroes, protectors, and providers.But it’s difficult to define a...

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Things emergency rooms wont tell you (marketwatch.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 6 Dec 2013  60 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Why it takes so long and costs so much to get care in the E.R." "More people step into ERs every year, with visits hitting 130 million in 2010, up...

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House cat with "history of violence" attacks baby, traps family in bedroom (news.msn.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 10 Mar 2014  60 comments, latest 4 years ago
(Reuters) - A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland...

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Ronald Reagan's Benghazi (newyorker.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 6 May 2014  60 comments, latest 4 years ago
Ever since militant jihadists killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador, in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in that remote Libyan town two years ago, House Republicans have...

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Veterans Day - What Have We Learned From 24 Years of War? (oftwominds.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 10 Nov 2014  58 comments, latest 3 years ago
November 11, 2014 - The responsibility for starting and ending wars, the way wars are fought and the losses we suffer all rest with our elected civilian leadership. What have...

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Obama Administration New H-1B Visa Rule Helps High-Skilled Foreign Workers (ibtimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 31 Dec 2015  58 comments, latest 2 years ago
The Obama administration is helping some high-skilled, foreign workers remain in the country without being tied to their employers. The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday new rules that would...

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California teacher pensions: Brown vows to start debate (mercurynews.com)
by BayAreaObserver on 12 Jan 2014  57 comments, latest 4 years ago
SACRAMENTO -- In Gov. Jerry Brown's promise to start paying off California's massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal...

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NYC apartment building to have seperate door for the poor (dailymail.co.uk)
by BayAreaObserver on 21 Jul 2014  57 comments, latest 3 years ago
David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers, another developer specializing in luxury residencies, told The Real Deal in 2013. 'So now you have politicians talking about that, saying...
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