HEALTHBEAT Medicine's privilege gap
Have doctors become increasingly removed from the everyday struggles of their patients, especially patients who occupy the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder?
A letter to the editor in the July ... Posted on 7/23/13 at 12:23 PM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS Closing the Generation Gap
Generations in the workplace are a hot topic, and for the most part, you dont have to convince people that generations really do matter. In a survey released by the Pew Research Center a few years ago... Posted on 5/15/13 at 8:18 AM
ASTRO BOB Sun blows Earth a kiss - will she blush?
The sun hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in Earth's direction this morning at 1:24 a.m. (CST). This proton-electron particle spray may reach us within 1 to 3 days and possibly make the Arctic sk... Posted on 1/15/13 at 1:08 PM
The richest American, a man worth $67 billion by one recent estimate, told an audience Saturday at Concordia College that one of the world’s most critical issues is the gap between the rich and the poor.
As merchants announced their figures today, the results showed that shoppers certainly were not splurging, restrained by tight credit and a weak job market. But the tone of the reports all pointed to improving sales momentum.
Donald Fisher and his wife Doris opened the first Gap in 1969 in San Francisco, after running into difficulties finding jeans that fit. They named the store after the idea of "The Generation Gap" and sold jeans and music, to appeal to a younger crowd.
Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, a disappointing performance that raised doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recession.
Retailers — with Wal-Mart the notable exception — limped through a miserable November that even a surge of shopping after Thanksgiving couldn’t save, marking the weakest month since at least 1969 and deepening fears that the critical holiday period could be the most dismal in decades.
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