Buying a home is more affordable that it has been in decades. But what’s even more affordable in a lot of U.S
The headlines last week weren’t pretty. As colleges and universities nationwide revealed their admissions decisions, news broke of a dramatic decline in acceptance rates and not just at Ivy League schools.
You don’t have to spend much time with teenagers to know that the average adolescent would rather devote an afternoon to sitting in front of the TV, computer or video-game console than working out in a gym. And in recent years, as physical-education classes have been progressively cut from cash-strapped public-school curriculums, teens have had even more time to lounge, slouch, hang out or do anything but break a sweat.
Australia became the OECD nation to raise interest rates on Tuesday when its central bank increased the official cash rate from 3 percent to 3.25 percent.
The love-triangles, family feuds and paternity mysteries of Brazil’s telenovelas have commandeered the nation’s airwaves for decades and generated a fortune for Globo — the powerful TV network that produces many of the genre’s most popular shows. But aside from lining the pockets of television executives, evidence is emerging that the telenovelas have had a surprising impact on the fabric of Brazilian society.