Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which sits in a county dubbed the "Garden Spot of America," is now considered the top place to retire in the nation. Lancaster tops the latest U.S. News & World Report list of the 2019 Best Places to Retire in the United States, out Wednesday. The city – situated in south central Pennsylvania less than two hours from Philadelphia and three hours from New York City – held the No. 2 spot in U.S. News' list last year but vaulted past Sarasota, Florida, in this new list. Sarasota dropped to No. 3, while two other Florida cities moved up: Fort Myers took the No. 2 spot, up from No. 15 last year, and Lakeland was No. 10, up from No. 26. Pittsburgh climbed three spots to No. 5, while Grand Rapids, Michigan, dropped from No. 4 to No. 6. Three Texas cities made the top 10: Austin rose five spots to No. 4, San Antonio fell five spots to No. 8, and … [Read more...] about Best places to retire in the US: Check out U.S. News & World Report list
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Grant Suneson 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Weddings are ideally a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of love, so brides and grooms are often willing to spend a small fortune on the big day. According to wedding industry research company The Wedding Report Inc., the average American wedding costs over $25,000, though many are significantly more expensive. Flowers, dresses, tuxedos, food, and rings can all rack up a large bill for the families of the couple, or the couple themselves -- and that's not counting the bill from wedding planners hired to make everything move smoothly. While weddings can be costly anywhere, the amount Americans spend on nuptials varies from one state to the next. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed data from The Wedding Report Inc. to determine the cost of a wedding in every state. Many of the most expensive states to host a wedding are in the Northeast, while the least expensive states are in the South. More: Looking for love: How much … [Read more...] about The average U.S. wedding costs more than $25,000. How much does it average in your state?
Sexism can be found across the U.S., but its economic toll on women is greater in some parts of the country than in others, new research shows. And the impact can last a lifetime. Women in states like Alabama and Arkansas, where sexist views tend to be more prevalent, pay a higher price from gender bias, according to economists at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the National University of Singapore. That includes lower wages, diminished participation in the labor force and other effects that can stunt economic opportunity. "Sexism is in the water where you are born, it's in your blood," said Jodi Kantor, a New York Times investigative journalist who has covered the #MeToo movement, on CBS This Morning. "Where you are born isn't something you can control -- it's something you inherit." In general, the researchers found that residents in Southern states hold more sexist views than people in the Northeast or West. To assess where bias is most visible, they … [Read more...] about In some U.S. states, women pay steeper price for sexism
A federal program is facilitating the exploitation of "au pairs" who come to the U.S. every year, labor advocates say. Billed by the State Department as a "mutually rewarding, intercultural opportunity" for host families and participants, the au pair program is touted as a means for non-U.S. citizens, between ages 18 and 26, to continue their education "while experiencing everyday life with an American family," according to the federal agency. Benefits include room, board, compensation for childcare work and up to $500 toward the cost of required academic work, according to the State Department's description. But critics of the program say that State Department-approved au pair agencies, which present themselves as promoting cultural exchange and as offering affordable childcare, take advantage of that mission. The result: Many of the tens of thousands of au pairs who come to the U.S. annually end up treated as domestic servants -- underpaid, overworked and worse, according … [Read more...] about “Au pairs” in U.S. often treated as servants, critics say
YEREVAN, AUGUST 20, ARMENPRESS. Turkey has initiated a dispute complaint with the World Trade Organisation against additional tariffs imposed by the United States on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, ARMENPRESS reports, citing Reuters, the WTO said on Monday. The move was previously flagged by Turkish officials and comes after President Donald Trump this month said he would double tariffs on Turkish metal imports over Turkey’s trial on terrorism charges of a U.S. evangelical Christian pastor. The pastor, originally from North Carolina, has lived in Turkey for two decades. He has become an unwitting flashpoint in the diplomatic rift between the two NATO allies. The crisis has deepened turmoil in Turkey’s financial markets. “Turkey has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning additional import duties imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum products,” the WTO said in a statement on its website. Under dispute consultations, … [Read more...] about Turkey initiates dispute complaint over additional U.S. tariffs at WTO