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on Jan 14, 2014 - 16:10 PM ET
CuidadoDeSalud.gov

CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the Spanish-language version of Healthcare.gov, has launched at last, two months late. According to the Associated Press, the Spanish-language website is so confounding that it was either translated by a computer or former...

on Jan 14, 2014 - 13:00 PM ET
Facebook IPO

Facebook has 1.3 billion users. If it were a country, it would be the second-largest in the world. Every twenty minutes, its users share 1 million links, write 3 million messages, and attempt to make 2 million new friends.

“Content” is the Internet’s anesthetizing term for everything it publishes, from articles to listicles, videos to slideshows. In the digital economy, form (or infrastructure) is valued more than content—we pay engineers,...

on Jan 8, 2014 - 09:24 AM ET
Detention center

The Correction Corporation of America, or the CCA, is trying to revamp its brand. Its main business is detention; the company, the largest private corrections company in the United States, owns and manages fifty-two facilities, fourteen of which house immigrants. But the company has developed a bad reputation in the field and has been the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging...

on Jan 7, 2014 - 14:03 PM ET

During the last three months of 2013, fifteen miners died on the job. Most were killed in electrical or powered haulage accidents; others fell from ladders or drowned in a dredge. The number of miner deaths has been steadily declining in recent years, a trend that continued throughout the first nine months of 2013, until the most recent uptick.

This can’t just be blamed on bad luck or bad...

Labor, Working Conditions
on Jan 6, 2014 - 17:18 PM ET
Sergio Garcia

In the first week of 2014, thirteen states increased their minimum wage, Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use and California restricted gun registration and granted more rights to transgender students. There are always new laws each January: Illinois banned anyone under 18 from using a tanning salon, Oregon now...

on Dec 13, 2013 - 09:07 AM ET
Justin Timberlake

Dana Wilson, a back-up dancer on Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour, moved to Los Angeles from Aurora, Colorado, when she was 18. She’s in her mid-20s now and has started to think about her pension. Tours like Timberlake’s can go on for months, even years, and backup dancers typically lose their SAAG-AFTRA union benefits while on the road.

Before the tour...