Tag: money

Malawi President Eyes Mining As Key Money Maker

May 4, 2021
Blantyre, Malawi — Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has announced plans to reform the country’s mining sector to boost the economy and crack down on rampant, illegal mining and mineral smuggling. Chakwera said, if properly regulated, mining could play a major role in Malawi’s economy, currently one of the poorest in Africa. Malawi’s president, in a

Africa: Most Covid-19 Bail-out Money Goes to Big Business – Survey

April 23, 2021
Cape Town — Most of the money paid out by the governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone to those struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus has gone to big corporations and not the poor, a new study has found. While South Africa promised more to big business, it has actually paid out more

Is the Trump campaign running out of money?

August 27, 2020
Longtime readers of my work know that I am dubious about the efficacy of TV advertising in presidential elections. Tens of millions have already been spent on both sides, and we have what’s been a stable race for months (anywhere from a seven to 10-point national Biden lead). And remember the primary? Biden was outgunned

Democrats Raised a Massive Amount of Money the Last Four Days

August 22, 2020
Conventions are meant to do many things for a party. They showcase the up and coming political talent. They attempt to sway voters who are undecided. They allow the party to pitch a unified message. But most importantly, conventions raise money. And these funds are used to boost candidates up and down the ticket. So

‘I Have a Ph.D. in Not Having Money’

December 23, 2019
Medical school is expensive for everyone. But for low-income students, the hidden costs can be prohibitive.David Velasquez, a third-year medical student at Harvard University, said he had $4.80 left in his bank account after signing up for the MCAT test prep.Credit...Kayana Szymczak for The New York TimesPublished Nov. 25, 2019Updated Nov. 26, 2019David Velasquez learned…

Owe Lunch Money? Don’t Plan on Going to Prom

November 2, 2019
Caroline Torres, right, and Lamar Robinson prepare after-school meals at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.Credit...Sarah Blesener for The New York TimesNov. 1, 2019Updated 11:08 a.m. ETA suburban New Jersey school system has wrestled for months with a problem common in other districts: an accumulating pile of student lunch debt.The policy in Cherry Hill…

Buttigieg Campaign Returns Donation Money From Former Chicago Attorney After Backlash

October 23, 2019
(WASHINGTON) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer’s conviction. Buttigieg…