Stocks rise for the second day as energy companies jump


(Associated Press/Richard Drew) U.S. stocks are continuing to climb Wednesday as energy companies, banks and mining and chemicals companies all trade higher. Hewlett Packard Enterprise agreed to sell a business to Computer Sciences, and both stocks are jumping. European stocks are rising after a deal to get Greece more rescue loans. The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 158 points, or 0.9%, to 17,864 as of 8:33 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.7%, Read more [...]

Incorrect Calculation Of Federal Sentencing Guidelines And Plain Error


Incorrect Calculation Of Federal Sentencing Guidelines And Plain Error Molina- Martinez v United States 136 S.Ct. 1338 The United States Supreme Court Decided: April 20, 2016 Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals could apply an “additional evidence” requirement on appeal when considering Rule 52(b)’s plain error analysis on appeal. Holding: No. The United States Supreme Court held that the Fifth Circuit’s additional evidence requirement was unworkable and that a defendant who Read more [...]

Readability


Do you get a lot of your news and information from the Internet?  Are the advertisements and print making it difficult? If so, you might want to try Readability, a free app for your computer and mobile devices. After installation it will add an icon to your toolbar.  When you turn it on by clicking on the “Read” icon it strips out the advertising and provides controls so that you can change the font size and contrast and even send the article to your Kindle.  This is a great boon for tired Read more [...]

ZEROING IN ON ACHIEVEMENT: New Data Provides Insight into Racial and Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps in U.S. Schools


Glaring academic achievement gaps in communities across the nation are revealed in the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a new data set from the Stanford Graduate School of Education that provides evidence of racial and socioeconomic disparities to inform policy and practice to improve educational opportunities for all children. The data set was created from more than 200 million test scores of third- to eighth-grade students, from 2009–13, and includes scores from every public school district Read more [...]

OSHA Silica Proposal Based on Faulty Economic Analysis & Could Actually Increase Risks for Road Construction Workers


(WASHINGTON)— The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) March 24 final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica is based on outdated data and could actually increase health and safety risks for road construction workers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. Crystalline silica is a basic component of dust from soil, sand, granite and other minerals associated with construction. The rule, released yesterday by the Department of Labor, Read more [...]

On His Way Up


Ofo Ezeugwu’s business started at Fox. And it keeps on growing.In a late-night meeting in spring 2012, Ofo Ezeugwu, BBA ’13 and his Temple Student Government peers sat quietly as an idea came to him — what if he and TSG provided a way for students to rate their landlords, so future students knew what to expect before signing a lease?In asking that question, Whose Your Landlord was born. “The goal of Whose Your Landlord is to bring quality to the rental experience,” said Ezeugwu, who at Read more [...]

Are smart people less racist? New research


The study is the first to estimate the impact of verbal ability — one dimension of intelligence — on racial attitudes. By Denise-Marie Ordway Journalist’s Resource | January 14, 2016 — Stanford University graduates (commencement.stanford.edu)   What makes people adopt conservative or liberal political views? Why are some individuals drawn to – or turned off by – certain religions or spiritual beliefs? What determines whether someone will support racism?   Academic research suggests Read more [...]