2019年5月30日 星期四

Upshot: Rise of the Working Single Mother

Also: The bond market's warning
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

An Amazon warehouse in Arizona. Moving inventory in warehouses was one of the fastest-growing categories of jobs for single mothers.
Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER AND ERNIE TEDESCHI

A booming economy is one reason, along with state and local family-friendly policies, but also a fraying federal safety net.

Access to rare earth materials could be dragged into the United States trade war with China. Dozens of factories, shown in 2011, process the minerals in Baotou, in the Inner Mongolia region of China.
The Bond Market Is Giving Ominous Warnings About the Global Economy
By NEIL IRWIN

An inverted yield curve has typically been viewed as a sign that a recession is in the offing.

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Answers to Readers' Questions on Our Coverage of the Russia Investigation
By STEPHEN HILTNER

Our deputy managing editor who oversees The Times's investigative and enterprise journalism answers readers' questions on our coverage of the Mueller report.

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Weekly Highlights
The College Dropout Crisis
By DAVID LEONHARDT AND SAHIL CHINOY

And how to begin solving it.

4 Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable
By LARA TAKENAGA

When we asked people around the world what sort of financial burden they bore for their higher education, we heard how much it varies from country to country.

Economic View
A store in Santiago, Chile. A study found that an effort by the country's tax authority to determine the extent of fraud in value-added tax collections confirmed the system's self-enforcing nature.
Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn't Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World
By SEEMA JAYACHANDRAN

Value-added taxes are popular in many countries, especially those that are less affluent. The great advantage is a built-in feature that deters tax evasion, an emerging body of research shows.

In Case You Missed It
A temp agency hired Mindy Cruz to be a recruiter for Google. She worked side by side with full-time employees but was fired after rejecting her Google manager's advances, she said.
Jessica Eve Rattner for The New York Times
By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
The tech company has long used contractors, but some employees worry that a growing reliance on them represents a shifting, less admirable work culture.
Marta Ramos, left, is a janitor at Apple headquarters. That's the same job Gail Evans, right, held at Kodak in the 1980s.
From left: Jason Henry for The New York Times; Tony Luong for The New York Times
Economic Trends
By NEIL IRWIN
Focusing on core competence and outsourcing the rest has made U.S. companies lean, nimble and productive. It has also left lots of people worse off.
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