When Christine Ramirez signed over that first check in April 2008, she had no idea that the decision would eventually upend her life. A broker offered a tempting deal.
What did we learn from the Great Recession? With economic growth creeping ahead at a glacial pace and another cyclical downturn looming not far in the future, questions about how to stimulate growth and protect the most vulnerable loom large on the list of priorities.
SAN FRANCISCO — A start-up that let users bet free on real-time sports has secured a new round of financing — and gained some high-level backers. WinView, which lets users compete in games that run at the same time as sports games, said on Tuesday that it had raised $3.4 million.
Jay Baer, a digital marketing consultant in Bloomington, Ind., spends half his time traveling on business. That means he also has to spend hours each week coordinating that travel. Help has arrived with the Pana app, which employs artificial intelligence to aid customers.
Why doesn’t the government just give everybody money? Figure out a reasonable amount — the official poverty line amounts to about $25,000 for a family of four; a full-time job at $15 an hour would provide about $30,000 a year — and hand every adult a monthly check.
Donald J. Trump relishes the spotlight of live television. Hillary Clinton has long recoiled from it. Now, the television news industry is wrestling with how to balance fairness, credibility and the temptations of sky-high ratings as it prepares for a presidential matchup like none other. Mr.