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Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia Viral Video Reflects Modern Life in Asia

New America Media, Andrew Lam Nov 17, 2014

The video is unsettling: A Vietnamese tourist on his knees begging a Chinese storeowner in Singapore for his money back after trying to purchase an iPhone 6. Within minutes the video goes viral, capturing headlines across Asia.

Yes, Indeed, San Francisco is Made of Gold

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam Jan 09, 2014

This has become a common complaint. San Francisco -- indeed, the whole Bay Area -- is now facing an enormous dilemma: The economy is booming once again after a long bout of recession, but there's no affordable space left.

Letter from Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

New America Media, News analysis, Andrew Lam Dec 18, 2013

Since then the country has been racked by violent protests and a growing power struggle between Islamists on the one hand, and a military led by notorious strongman Gen. Abdel el-Sisi.

Silicon Valley Energy Company Busted for Underpaying Mexican Workers

Feb 06, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Sunnyvale-based clean energy company Bloom Energy Corp., has been ordered by a judge to pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 14 Mexican workers. According to an investigation by the U.S....

Immigration Advocates Tell Their Stories as Reform Effort Intensifies

Jan 30, 2013

It was a quiet evening like any other for Erika Andiola and her family, a peace that was suddenly shattered by a heavy knock on the door of their home on the outskirts of Phoenix, Ariz.Andiola opened the door and...

Revive Oakland! Economic Opportunity Should be Accessible to Everyone

Jan 30, 2013

Jessica Lopez is an impressively focused 17-year-old. For two years, she went to campaign meetings after school and on weekends, attended city council hearings late into the night, and did her homework after that, sometimes until two in the morning....

Banks Settle Foreclosure Charges for $8.5 Billion

Jan 10, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO –  In light of a recent $8.5 billion settlement between federal bank regulators and 10 big banks, 3.8 million homeowners can expect to get a check in the mail. The agreement, announced Monday, calls for $3.3 billion in direct payments...

Report: More Than 52 Million Domestic Workers Worldwide

Jan 09, 2013

At least 52 million people around the world – 83 percent of whom are women -- are employed as domestic workers, according to the first research of its kind conducted by the International Labour Organization. Despite the size of the...

Global Aging: Engine for Growth--or Fiscal Nightmare?

Jan 09, 2013

Photo: Nile Sprague/HelpAge International SAN DIEGO--Keeping older people healthy so they can be independent and productive well into their 70s – and even 80s – isn’t just a medical challenge, it’s also an economic challenge, said Michael W. Hodin, executive...

From Fiscal Cliff to Debt Ceiling - Watch Your Head

Jan 03, 2013

Photo: The White HouseSAN FRANCISCO--Ah, Washington. The good news is that our national leaders saved our butts (for the moment) from bottoming out off the “fiscal cliff.” The bad news is: Watch your head—it’ll soon come crunching up against another...

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