When Jorge Velasquez accepted an internship at Citigroup this summer, he wasn't dreaming about becoming the next Jamie Dimon. He's far more interested in following in the footsteps of Steve Jobs.
As a math whiz with a passion for economics, the rising college senior would seem to fit the mold for Wall Street. But Velasquez was actually drawn to the Citi gig because he thought it would make him stand out if he applies for a...Read more
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized Friday for controversial comments he made at a luncheon with the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas.
Reid said he was having a problem "keeping my Wongs straight" after introducing someone at the luncheon.
“The Asian population is so productive. I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” Reid also said at the event.
On Friday, Reid admitted he's not always...Read more
When can a post-grad find love? I’m not talking about actual love — there are several apps for that; I’m talking true, gainful employment love. Many people find themselves graduating from college with an undergraduate degree and more than a few good internships under their belts. They understand where they want to go and also have a “no job is too small” attitude. Yet come August, most graduates are still unemployed.
This is largely due to...Read more
When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.
Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away.
The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors.
"It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every...Read more
On July 17, Tim Herrera spent six hours scrolling through his Facebook News Feed.
What may sound like procrastination or killing time was actually Herrera's own experiment to understand Facebook's News Feed algorithm.
Herrera, a digital audience producer for the Washington Post, moved to Washington, D.C. this spring after living in New York for more than six years.
Curious to see how that affected his News Feed, he embarked on an experiment: first, he cataloged every news item on his...Read more
A medical examiner hired by the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer in Missouri, said Monday that Brown could have survived all but the last of six shots — a bullet to the top of the head.
“This is the last shot, and this is the only shot that is not treatable,” said the medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, pointing to a diagram of where the six...Read more
Stephanie Chang won the Democratic primary for 6th District Representative and is poised to become the first Asian-American woman in Michigan’s State Legislature. General elections will be held on November 4th, but in this heavily Democratic district, her win is presumed.
The second-generation Taiwanese American beat out six candidates, winning 49% of the vote in Detroit, in a district that is 87% African American.
“Our campaign was really focused on connecting with residents individually," said Chang. "I...Read more
The Obama administration’s effort to end one political crisis during the 2014 Obamacare rollout may have sown the seeds of another controversy: potential double-digit rate hikes in 2015.
If insurers have their way, some residents in politically key states like Florida,…
Apple became the latest tech company to reveal statistics on employee diversity Tuesday. The results? Predictably unimpressive.
The company's 98,000 worldwide employees are 70% male, a figure that jumps to 72% for leadership roles and 80% for technical positions.
"As CEO, I'm…
A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would "steer away" from hiring women out of a fear of being sued.
Dr. Monica Wehby, the pediatric neurosurgeon challenging Sen. Jeff…
California is currently considering a bill that would potentially withhold funding from state-supported schools that refuse to adopt a proposed "affirmative consent standard," according to the New York Daily News. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote later this month on the…
Jeffrey Beaubien likes to review his credit score on his birthday every year.
The 47-year-old father of two has good reason to stay on top of his credit rating. In 2012, he says, he found out that the three biggest credit…
Hiring among U.S. employers may be picking up steam, but worker wages? Not so much.
Employers expect to increase worker salaries by an average of 3% in 2015, only slightly better than the 2.9% hike they gave this year, according to…