Corte Suprema declara que el matrimonio igualitario es un derecho

En una decisión histórica, la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos decretó este viernes que ningún estado puede prohibir los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo, lo que representa la mayor victoria para los activistas por los derechos gay en este país hasta el momento. En una votación de 5 votos a favor y 4 en contra, el máximo tribunal de justicia estadounidense decretó la legalidad del matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo, considerando que es un derecho. El fallo 5-4 …

Presupuesto de Obama: ¿Llegó la hora de la clase media?

El presidente Barack Obama presentó esta semana su plan presupuestario (en inglés) de casi $4 billones, que incluye un aumento de los impuestos a los más ricos, a los bancos y a las corporaciones, con el propósito de financiar programas que ayuden a la clase media y a trabajadores de ingresos bajos y moderados. Fotos: Latinos que se destacan en EE.UU. El proyecto de Obama para el año fiscal 2016, que comenzará el 1° de octubre, establece un gasto de …

Obama Proposes Middle-Class Tax Breaks

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced wide-ranging proposals he said would improve the economic prospects of the middle class, including helping families pay for college and child care, while giving more workers access to retirement plans. To help pay for these expanded benefits, the president also wants to increase the taxes paid on inherited assets of higher-income households. Many agree that it’s a long shot the president will get his wish list — …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun. 1. The 24th 007 movie will feature the first 50-year-old “Bond Girl.” (Learn more at AARP) 2. President Obama has acid reflux. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Your flu shot might not protect you from half the varieties of this season’s bugs. (Learn more at AARP) 4. When the president of Ukraine seeks advice, he sometimes turns to a doll. (Learn more at Buzzfeed) 5. Smoking is unhealthy for anyone, but it’s worse for men. …

Obama Order Blocks Federal Contracts for Age Discrimination Violators

Contractors found to have discriminated against workers because of their age or committed other recent labor-law violations will be ineligible for federal contracts under an executive order that President Barack Obama signed today. Among the worker protections in the order: Businesses with federal contracts of $1 million or more cannot require arbitration in worker disputes involving sexual harassment and certain civil rights violations. Workers also must get basic information on their paychecks, such as deductions and hours worked, so they can verify that their …