Spaniards sleep fewer hours and work longer days than their European neighbors, but are less productive. At the same time Spain fails to attract overseas talent, while tens of thousands of well-educated Spanish youngsters are heading abroad in search of work. The country also has one of the EU’s highest school drop-out rates and a work culture hostile to the needs of families with young children. Meanwhile, its birth rate is fast approaching negative as its population ages. In short: it’s the perfect storm. It’s long been a cliché that Spain is a great place to live but a terrible country to work, and over the last five years, as the economic crisis has bitten deeper, many of those lucky enough still to have a job are finding themselves working harder, often for lower wages and with fewer resources, as their employers strive for greater competitiveness. While it’s true that official figures for the average number of working hours have fallen in recent … [Read more...] about Spain – A great place to live, a terrible place to work?
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President Donald Trump says his trade actions may cause "a little pain” in the short term, and a new study shows U.S. agricultural workers could be hurt the most.The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost 134,000 U.S. jobs, according to a study commissioned by the Consumer Technology Association and the National Retail Federation, which oppose the tariffs. That includes more than 67,000 jobs in agriculture.States that Trump won in 2016 would lose about 77,500 positions, the study found.As Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other administration officials head to China this week for trade talks, the study shows the estimated impact on the American economy if the tariffs are imposed and a trade war ensues, the groups said.“We must resolve this dispute without resorting to job-killing tariffs and … [Read more...] about Trump’s China Tariffs Risk Costing U.S. Jobs, New Study Shows
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest As Trump crackdown continues, more undocumented immigrants are choosing to 'self-deport' More and more undocumented immigrants are weighing whether to leave the United States voluntarily rather than face detention or deportation. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Monsy Alvarado, Staff Writer, @MonsyAlvarado Published 10:00 p.m. ChT April 27, 2018 | Updated 10:51 a.m. ChT April 28, 2018 CLOSE Rojina Akter, an undocumented mother of three, has an upcoming check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark. She fears that she may face the same fate as her husband, who was deported to their native … [Read more...] about As Trump crackdown continues, more undocumented immigrants are choosing to ‘self-deport’
Wall Street brokers spent years fending off tough conflict of interest rules that were finally imposed on them at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency.Now officials appointed by President Donald Trump are looking to replace those regulations with a lighter touch, and a lot of brokers are privately delighted.How a Fiduciary Rule Became a Presidential Issue: QuickTake Q&AThe new approach will be unveiled Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While people familiar with the matter say the agency will likely propose restrictions on how investments are marketed, it probably won’t require that brokers put their clients’ interests first, a high legal standard mandated by the Obama administration.If the SEC’s more than 1,000-page plan goes into effect, it stands a good chance of superseding the controversial regulations approved by the Labor Department in 2016. A federal appeals court recently struck down those rules, putting them in a state of … [Read more...] about Trump’s SEC Poised to Rewrite Fiduciary Rule Dreaded by Brokers
California wants 5 million emission-free cars on the road by 2030. China, with a far larger population, wants 7 million electric vehicles by 2025. California has a cap-and-trade program to limit emissions from power plants, factories and fuel suppliers. China is launching a cap-and-trade system to lower fuel consumption and cut reliance on oil imports.While the liberal and authoritarian politics of California and China are a study in contrasts, both places are taking a top-down approach to combating climate change by forcing a shift in energy and transportation. China, in fact, has modeled its electric car mandate on California’s program, following years of collaboration between officials on opposite sides of the Pacific.“China has referenced and learned from California,” said Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at the University of California at Davis.California Governor Jerry Brown met in China … [Read more...] about How California Taught China to Sell Electric Cars