New Democratic Congress plans to investigate Betsy DeVos on five fronts

With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, several members of House-led committees are preparing to challenge Department of Education Secretary Besty DeVos on several policies. POLITICO reports that at least five...

Five Painful But Important Things to Do When You Lose Your Job

When I lost my job in 2014, I naturally slipped into a self-pity funk for a bit. What did I do first? I promptly made an enormous bowl of tiramisu and attempted to soothe my...

Small Things You Can Do to Get Your Student Loans Under Control

Paying off student loans is a slog, and for many can feel like a never-ending financial black hole. While Congress doesn’t seem bothered by our collective $1.6 trillion (and ever growing) debt, and any...

How to Send Android Messages From a Web Browser

This month Google finally made it possible for Android users to send text messages from their computer, a feature that iPhone/iMessage users have had for… forever. Once you set it up, you’ll be able to...

The Official White House Twitter Account Attacked Senators Who Have Been Critical of ICE

The official White House Twitter account attacked two Democratic senators who have been critical of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who recently called for abolishing ICE, and Sen. Kamala Harris...

McDonald’s plans to lay off workers as it streamlines management

McDonald's is slimming down its corporate structure and laying off workers in an effort to reduce expenses by $500 million by the end of 2019. In an email to all U.S. employees, suppliers and franchisees,...

Trump’s steel tariffs will cost 400,000 Americans jobs, a new estimate says

After Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum from the US’s closest allies last week, economists warned that they could result in thousands of US job losses. The latest numbers from The Trade...

Bernie Sanders: Disney needs ‘moral defense’ for having hungry…

Bernie Sanders: Disney needs 'moral defense' for having hungry workers while making billions Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lambasted Walt Disney Co. on Saturday for making billions of dollars in profits while failing to pay workers...

May job gains beat expectations, unemployment rate hits 18-year low

The May jobs report is out and it’s a big beat. In May, the U.S. economy created 223,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 3.8%, according to the...

The next 9/11 will be a cyberattack, security expert warns

A cyberattack of devastating proportions is not a matter of if, but when, numerous security experts believe. And the scale of it, one information security specialist said this week, will be such that it will...

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