A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.

France, labor, strikes, total, Leon Kaye, unemployment

Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power plant employees. The strikes come two weeks before France is set to host one of the world’s most popular global soccer tournaments, the Euro 2016.

Hurricane Sandy, New York, New Jersey, FEMA, insurance companies, Leon Kaye, mitigation, floods, climate change, risk

Insurance Companies Made Millions on Hurricane Sandy

A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts — while insurers reaped millions in profits.

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Obama Touts Hip-Hop in Suppressed Vietnam

A female Vietnamese rapper asked the president about how important arts and culture — and hip-hop specifically — is to promoting a strong future for a nation.

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Trump Can’t Derail Paris Climate Agreement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would renegotiate the U.N. global climate deal, or at least America’s role in it. Meanwhile, Trump International applied for permits to build a sea wall to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

Following the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, how can we measure the value of adaptation?

Putting a Value on Climate Adaptation

A Common Adaptation Unit can help the international community understand the output of adaptation funds pledged in Paris to deal with climate change. What would this unit look like?

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transition to a salary pay structure. For many workers, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.

Overtime Protection Extended To 4.2 Million Americans

When workers rise to low-level management, they are often transitioned to a salary pay structure. For many, this means working 50 hours a week or more without being paid overtime. A new rule from the Department of Labor seeks to change that.