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Monday, February 27, 2017
By Martha Irvine METAIRIE, Louisiana—Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time. Ben was diagnosed with nonverbal autism and epilepsy a few months before his third birthday. Now 22, he is a writer and a student at Tulane University in New Orleans with...

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THERE are days when you wonder where your youth ended and your responsibility began. But when it finally dawns upon you, you would wake up hungry on a weekend and realize you’re alone in the house, nothing on the fridge but a box of cold pizza. When I was...

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Cedrix S. Hay WHEN your mom slaps you with a high-hitting “no” on your face, then you must now believe that “Mother knows best.” Or, maybe, it is the other way around. You tell her that you wanted to join your clique skinny-dipping into Friend A’s pool—knowing it was the...
‘IT is seeing my daughter become her own person, with her own interests, sense of humor, dreams and ambitions. Motherhood taught me how to love unconditionally, giving everything to her with no expectation of anything in return.” THERESE JAMORA-GARCEAU ‘The overflow of love and laughter, hugs and kisses from adorable grandchildren....
By Selin Kesebir Rich people are happier than poorer people on average and richer countries are happier than poorer countries. And yet, growing national wealth isn’t always accompanied by growing national happiness. This is the famous Easterlin Paradox, named after economist Richard Easterlin, who first observed a puzzling phenomenon: Between...
By Edith M. Lederer UNITED NATIONS—The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday, with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures. With the planet...
By Keith A. Quesenberry When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly through multiple social-media channels—but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Consumers also expect one brand account to respond to all kinds of needs, including marketing information and customer-service requests. But marketing managers aren’t trained...
By Dan Perry | The Associated Press CAIRO—A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment. This discourse appears to be taking front...
By Zachary First IN Moore’s Law, Gordon Moore declared that the power of silicon chips would double every 18 months. Contrast that with Peter Drucker’s much more sober statement about the art of managing people: “We are not going to breed a new race of supermen. We will have to run...
  SETTING a good example of a public-private partnership (PPP), Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) renewed its long-time commitment with the Department of Education (DepEd) for another decade, benefiting around 4 million students nationwide. Both parties executed last week their new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU), with an objective of further...
  REYNALDO Gabunada, Bear Brand Philippines consumer marketing manager, said the “Milyon Milyon sa Ambisyon” campaign will start in April and end in June. He said the company will collect empty packs of Bear Brand PMD 33 grams, or participants can drop their entries with their full name, age and...
By Lisa Lerer / The Associated Press SYRACUSE, New York—Hillary Clinton snapped at a protester from the Greenpeace environmental group. She linked Democratic rival Bernie Sanders and conservative tea party Republicans. And she bristled with anger when nearly two dozen Sanders supporters marched out of an event near her home outside...
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin—Following one of the worst weeks of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was on defense Saturday as he kicked off a three-day sprint to Wisconsin’s primary. Contenders in both parties crisscrossed the Midwestern state seeking an edge ahead of Tuesday’s primaries, none more actively than...
By Duncan Coombe IT’S a sentiment we have all heard many times on the job: “Don’t take it personally” or “Hey, it’s not personal, it’s just business.” We’ve heard it said regarding feedback, conflict, difficult conversations, restructuring, lost deals, collaboration, dealing with career ups and downs—all kinds of daily workplace issues. And...
By Julie Morgenstern Bottlenecking puts your career and reputation at risk and takes a significant emotional toll. Here are four root causes of it—and solutions for each: Plate-spinning  Ask your boss to help set priorities. Priorities can often be shuffled. You just have to ask.  Organize your time and tasks. Organize your to-do...
By Kelvin Chan HONG KONG—For decades, Hong Kong thrived as an Asian business hub thanks to its killer combination of Western freedoms, independent courts and closeness to mainland China’s booming market. Now political and economic ills from the mainland are eroding that edge. Swedish-Chinese author Gui Minhai was counting on Hong...
PAKISTAN has a very vibrant and forward-looking pharma industry. It is comprised by feutical 800 pharmaceutical manufacturing units, including those operated by 25 multinationals present in the country. The Pakistan pharmaceutical Industry meets around 70 percent of the country’s demand of finished medicines. The domestic pharma market, in term of...
Women have played a significant role in Pakistan along with men since independence. They have proved themselves to be an ardent contributor toward national growth in their capacity as academics, thinkers, politicians, doctors, engineers, scientists, journalists, businessmen, industrialists, agriculturists, laborers and peasants. At the time of independence, monumental role was...
THE economy of Pakistan is the 47th largest in the world in nominal terms and 27th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity. Pakistan is South Asia’s second-largest economy, representing about 15 percent of regional GDP. Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to $20.3 billion in January 2016....
Pakistan gained independence on August 14, 1947, just 11 months after sovereign powers were transferred to the newly restored independent Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on September 8, 1949, and the Philippines Consulate was opened in Karachi. Since then Pakistan...