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22 hours ago
Retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy. Historian Louis Hyman of Cornell reflects with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on the impact the Sears catalog had for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era.
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22 hours ago
Sears catalogue played a pivotal role in the democratization of purchasing power. On October 15, the 132-year-old Sears chain announced that it was declaring bankruptcy. Sears, founded in 1886, is one of the U.S.’ oldest retail brands—and Louis Hyman, a history professor at Cornell University, has responded to the announcement with a YouTube video and a series of tweets describing the ways in which Sears affected Jim Crow Laws and racial segregation in the U.S.Richard Warren Sears founded his company 78 years before the Civil Right Act of 1964, launching his first mail-order catalog in 1886. In his tweets, Hyman explained that when African-Americans gained access to Sears’ catalog, they were able to bypass discriminatory local shops.On October 15, Hyman posted on Twitter, “What most people don’t know is just how radical the catalog was in the era of #Jim Crow.”Hyman elaborated, “Every time a black southerner went to the local store, they were confronted with forced...
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1 week ago
Auston Matthews and John Tavares each had two goals, and the high-scoring Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars 7-4 on Tuesday night.
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3 weeks ago
Unless banks and governments switch gears from tax cuts to addressing inequality, we may be in for a lengthy economic downturn soon. When Claudio Borio speaks, the big bankers and investors, the economics profession, and senior policymakers listen quite carefully—even if his sentiments don’t reach the shores of the popular media. Borio, the chief economist for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the central bankers’ central bank, recently remarked on the fragility of the global economy, and suggested that we were on the verge of a significant relapse similar to the global crash experienced 10 years ago. Among the parallels he perceives: the proliferation of “collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), which are ‘close cousins’ of the infamous instruments known as collateralized debt obligations, or CDOs, and securities backed by residential mortgages,” the prevalence of which helped to crater the credit system in 2008.Mindful as central bankers have been about...
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3 weeks ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0925/r437168_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />North Carolina Courage avenged their 2017 NWSL Championship defeat to Portland Thorns with a dominant victory in Portland in the 2018 final. Tournament of Nations: Sam Kerr (16') Japan 1-2 Australia Teenage goalkeeper Jada Mathyssen-Whyman is in line for her Matildas debut after being named in a youth-focused squad for upcoming friendlies against France and England. Mathyssen-Whyman is one of four players with three caps or less in coach Alen Stajcic's 18-strong selection for the fixtures in Saint-Etienne and London. Several senior Matildas players including Samantha Kerr, Lydia Williams and Katrina Gorry have been spared from the trip and given time to recover from their heavy schedules, while...
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3 weeks ago
David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, and Simeon Hyman, Proshares, join 'Squawk Box' to discuss what they're watching ahead of the market open.
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