Apr 11, 2018

Trump signs executive order strengthening work requirements for welfare

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to add and strengthen work requirements for public assistance and other welfare programs. The order, signed in private, promotes "common-sense reforms" that policy adviser Andrew Bremberg said would reduce dependence on government programs. "Part of President ...

Mar 30, 2018

Philippines' city of the future: New Clark

by Kieran Guilbert

He may never set foot in New Clark City, but taxi driver Edgard Labitag hopes the Philippines' first green, disaster-resilient, high-tech metropolis will ease the pressure on Manila — meaning fewer hours stuck in traffic and more time with his children. At the wheel on ...

Mar 3, 2018

Slain Filipina in freezer shows risks to overseas workers

When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis' mutilated body was found last ...

/ Feb 25, 2018

Pioneering nonprofit aims to steer AI toward the greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity, two Indian-American entrepreneur brothers are out to ensure the emerging technologies don't just benefit the richest in society. Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani last week launched what is billed as ...