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Are We in a Housing Recession? Impact on Sellers, Buyers

If the words “housing recession” make your heart skip a beat — and not in a good way — take a deep breath. That phrase has become a common way to describe the current housing market — one that in 2022 saw mortgage rates shoot up, buyers retreat and home sales drop off their once-feverish pace. They also bring up memories of the housing crash of the mid-2000s that led to the Great Recession. But today’s market is very different, and despite some dire predictions, a crash is far from…

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New Arizona school superintendent discusses priorities for improving public education

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Tom Horne knows the job well, serving as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2003 to 2011. Now, he’s back at it again. “I felt very strongly that things were not good, and I had a choice,” said Horne. “I could sit home and have smoke come out my ears or get out there and do something.” Arizona’s Family sat down with the superintendent for the first time since he defeated incumbent Kathy Hoffman in November by roughly 9,100 votes. Horne has made improving test scores,…

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What Millennials Can Do Now to Rescue Their Retirement

Can you imagine living on less than half your salary? That’s what just about half of retired Americans are doing, according to a survey by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). The good news is, if you’re in your 20s, 30s, even 40s, you’ve got time to make adjustments so you can live more comfortably when you retire. The first thing is to start saving for retirement now. Ads by Money. We may be compensated if you click this ad.Ad Saving money now affords you new opportunities in the future It’s…

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Primary school head and teacher he left his wife for both banned from profession for SATs cheating

A primary school headmaster and the Year Six teacher he left his wife for have both been banned from the profession for coaching pupils for their SATs exams. Mike Watt, 44, left his spouse of 15 years in 2018 to be with Emma Kelly, 29, a teacher who recently qualified at his school.  Parents’ surprise at the relationship turned to anger when inspectors moved in to investigate the SATs results in Miss Kelly’s class. Children were found to have been coached by Mr Watt and Miss Kelly to make sure…

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Indian lecturer was discriminated against by University of Portsmouth, tribunal rules 

A university conducted a racist selection process when it refused to re-appoint an Indian lecturer to a job she had been doing for five years and recruited an inexperienced white candidate instead, a tribunal has ruled. A damning judgement found Dr Kajal Sharma was discriminated against by bosses at Portsmouth University when she failed in her application to carry on in her role in the Business and Law faculty. The employment tribunal heard that over a three-year period she was one of only two senior lecturers at the institution to…

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GiftAMeal helps restaurants fight hunger—and make new fans

GiftAMeal users can trigger a meal donation by taking a picture of their food. / Photo courtesy of GiftAMeal Giving back has always been important for Andrew Glantz.  In high school, the entrepreneur helped raise more than $350,000 for an organization called Jr. Variety, and as a student at Washington University in St. Louis, he co-owned a campus nonprofit that redistributed donated goods. But during a college internship at a venture capital firm, Glantz was exposed to the idea that running a socially conscious business didn’t have to be a…

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