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2012-09-06 10:14:45

The rhetoric is relentless: America is a place of unparalleled opportunity, where hard work and determination can propel a child out of humble beginnings into the White House, or at least a mansion on a hill.

2012-07-21 23:02:43

Upward Mobility's VTNE Exam Prep app has received extraordinary ratings on the Google Play Android store, supporting veterinary technician students in acing their Veterinary Technician National

2009-07-27 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The neighborhood poverty experienced by middle-income black children contributes greatly to their increased risk of downward mobility, according to a new report released today by Pew's Economic Mobility Project. Neighborhoods and the Black-White Mobility Gap, authored by New York University sociologist Patrick Sharkey, points to a great disparity between the neighborhood poverty rates experienced by middle-income black children and white...

2009-07-08 06:00:00

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A downshifted economy and volatility within the private sector have many job seekers shifting their focus to government jobs.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.