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06/13/2017 - Midnight Reads – Teenagers Have Stopped Getting Summer Jobs — Why?

Teenagers Have Stopped Getting Summer Jobs — Why?

– The Atlantic 

The summer job is considered a rite of passage for the American Teenager. It is a time when tossing newspaper bundles and bussing restaurant tables acts as a rehearsal for weightier adult responsibilities, like bundling investments and bussing dinner-party plates. But in the last few decades, the summer job has been disappearing. In the summer of 1978, 60 percent of teens were working or looking for work. Last summer, just 35 percent were.


When Activists Enter the Kitchen, the CFOs Feel the Heat

– The Wall Street Journal 

When activist investors call for changes at a company or on its board, their campaigns often start at the top, with the CEO in the crosshairs. But pressure is mounting on CFOs, too, as they are more often tasked with cutting waste, increasing efficiency and boosting margins.


The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools

– The New York Times

In the space of just a few years, technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, using some of the same techniques that have made their companies linchpins of the American economy. Through their philanthropy, they are influencing the subjects that schools teach, the classroom tools that teachers choose and fundamental approaches to learning.


Republicans Push Paul Ryan to Back Off Border-Tax Idea

– The Wall Street Journal 

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing increasing pressure, including from fellow House Republicans, to drop his plan for a border-adjusted corporate tax. He’s not budging. Mr. Ryan’s opponents say his insistence on the plan, which would tax imports and exempt exports, is holding up the broader rewrite of the tax system that Republicans hope will be a crowning achievement of their unified control of the federal government.