ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sean P. Murphy Globe Staff July 21, 2018 On July 3, Jackie Moquin-Vaudo flipped open her laptop, logged into her checking account, and paid two bills: $182.36 for cable TV and Internet, and $92.60 for her husband’s mobile phone.A sweet summer of fun … [Read more...] about A few extra zeroes causes a big headache
Associated Press Published 1:41 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 Ashland, Wis. – Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was recovered about 60 … [Read more...] about Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and keep its shops open. Holywell’s High Street is a shell of its former self, as e-commerce and bigger cities increasingly draw shoppers. … [Read more...] about Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope it Will Fuel a Revival.
If the image you have of refurbished consumer electronics is a couple of folks in a garage tinkering with previously-owned smartphones, it’s time to take another look. The second-hand consumer gadget business is booming thanks to a wave of sophisticated factories that restore devices to their original condition. Even as the refurbishment industry has become more … [Read more...] about Back Market’s refurbished gadget marketplace expands to U.S. amid boom in used smartphone sales