Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Christian Davenport by Christian Davenport Email the author May 5 Email the author When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks. But the approach comes with a major risk, according to some safety experts. At those extreme temperatures, the propellant would need to be loaded just before takeoff — while astronauts are aboard. An accident, or a spark, during this maneuver, known as “load-and-go,” … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX is using a powerful rocket technology. NASA advisers say it could put lives at risk.
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By Kathleen Pender Updated 5:52 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018 Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Buy photo Visitors stop for photos at the Facebook sign in front of the Menlo Park headquarters. The company has reported that its median pay is $240,430. Visitors stop for photos at the Facebook sign in front of the Menlo Park headquarters. The company has reported that its median pay is $240,430. Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Buy this photo Yes, median pay at Facebook really is about $240,000 a year 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A law that requires public companies to disclose the median pay of their employees and compare it with their CEO’s compensation is producing some eye-popping numbers that spotlight income inequality in America. Among the 40 largest Bay Area … [Read more...] about Yes, median pay at Facebook really is about $240,000 a year
President Donald Trump’s deputies are planning to shrink the H-1B program and force companies to pay higher wages to American graduates, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security. The huge H-1B outsourcing program — which now keeps a population of at least 460,000 non-immigrant foreign graduates in U.S. professional jobs — would be shrunk by narrowing the law’s definition of “specialty occupations,” according to the agency document provided to Breitbart News.The proposed change is huge, said Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. “If Trump can get done what is in that letter, I think it will be a huge motivator for American high-tech workers to come out and vote” in November, she said. Polls suggest the H-1B program is very unpopular. An August 2017 poll reported that 68 percent of Americans oppose companies’ use of H-1Bs to outsource U.S.-based jobs that could be … [Read more...] about DHS Describes Plan to Cut H-1B Outsourcing, Raise Graduates’ Salaries
There’s a common anxiety dream that involves walking into a classroom to discover it’s the day of finals and you haven’t cracked a book all semester. Then there’s the waking dream a lot of Americans have — the one where you’re getting ready to retire but haven’t saved enough money to cover expenses if you stop working.Just six in 10 workers report having saved anything — anything — for retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, so a lot of people today may be losing sleep over their future finances.Even those who are making a diligent effort to prepare for their golden years are falling short: Data from workplace plan administrator and fund giant Vanguard shows that just 18% of workers save the 10% or more of income that experts recommend squirreling away for retirement. More than a third are putting away less than 4%. (Unclear where your savings stand? A retirement calculator is a good place to … [Read more...] about 13 last-ditch ways to avoid the poorhouse in retirement
THE GOVERNMENT SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAMIndependence - Freedom - Happiness No. 18/NQ-CP Hanoi, March 08, 2018 RESOLUTION THE GOVERNMENT’S REGULAR MEETING – FEBRUARY 2018 THE GOVERNMENT Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 01, 2016 promulgating the working regulation of the Government; Based on the discussion of the Cabinet members and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting in February 2018, held on March 01, 2018 DECIDES 1. Regarding the draft Law amending and supplementing to a number of articles of the Law on Special Amnesty The Ministry of Public Security shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Justice, the Government Office and concerned ministries and agencies in, collecting comments of the Government members and verification results of the Government … [Read more...] about The Government’s regular meeting in February 2018