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Heather Timmons

Heather Timmons is the Asia Correspondent for Quartz, based in Hong Kong, where she writes about everything from ramen to derivatives to censorship. Previously she spent 10 years with The New York Times in London and New Delhi, where she covered finance and markets and the Indian economy. She co-founded and ran India Ink, the NYT's first-ever country specific news journal, which provides in-depth news and analysis of the world’s largest democracy and of India’s global diaspora. Before the Times, Heather was the banking editor at BusinessWeek in New York, where she covered the perils of the big bank business model and the danger of banks’ expansion into risky lending, corruption on Wall Street, and a post-9/11 city. She began writing about banking and finance as a reporter with the Daily Deal and American Banker.
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The Scramble To Reunite Immigrant Kids With Their Families Is A Case Study In Poor Project Management

July 6, 2018 The Trump administration is behind deadline. A court has ordered that all immigrant children who were separated from their parents be reunited within the month: Kids who are younger than five years old are supposed to be reunited by July 10. The remainder of the estimated 3000 kids are supposed...

Majority of U.S. States Could Suffer as Canada Taxes Everything From Whiskey to Cucumbers

July 1, 2018 On Friday, the Canadian government released a long list of US products worth C$16.6 billion ($12.6 billion) that will be subject to new import taxes. The taxes are a direct response to Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in May, and will likely directly impact jobs and companies across...

A 'Quiet And Thoughtful' Border Patrol Agent Has Been Tapped To Lead ICE

June 27, 2018 A career Border Patrol agent who has become the de facto spokesman for President Trump’s elusive border wall is likely to be named the new head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. An announcement could come as soon as Friday. Ronald D. Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs...

Trump’s Trade Tariffs May Cause 146,000 Job Losses in the U.S.

June 1, 2018 Donald Trump’s long-standing promise to use import tariffs to try to revive the U.S. steel and aluminum industry was opposed by U.S. economists, labor experts, and even the industries themselves—but the White House did it anyway. As a result, over 146,000 Americans will lose their jobs, economists estimate. Tariffs might...

America’s Security Chief Decided Not To Read The Official U.S. Report On Russian Interference

May 22, 2018 As the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen took an oath last December to protect the U.S. from all enemies, foreign and domestic. To do that, she runs a 200,000 employee agency tasked with fighting terrorism, handling immigration, and keeping elections secure. But her responsibilities apparently...

An Actual Sinkhole Has Opened On The White House Lawn

May 22, 2018 Construction on the US White House began in 1792. It has been almost continuously occupied by U.S. presidents since 1800, barring a few years after the British set it on fire in 1814. But that doesn’t mean that the present-day building is free of hazards—there are mice, cockroaches, and ants....

The White House Is Discussing Replacements for Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen

May 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House is discussing possible replacements for Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, because Donald Trump is unhappy with how she is running the massive agency tasked with keeping the U.S. safe, according to two people briefed on the situation. Names being discussed inside the White House include...

The White House Is Discussing Replacements For Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen

May 17, 2018 The White House is discussing possible replacements for Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, because Donald Trump is unhappy with how she is running the massive agency tasked with keeping the U.S. safe, according to two people briefed on the situation. Names being discussed inside the White House include...

The Obscure Tax Rule That’s Stopping U.S. States From Paying Teachers More

May 6, 2018 In Oklahoma, schoolchildren use tattered history books that say George W. Bush is still president, and a third-grade teacher is pan-handling to pay for class supplies. Some Colorado school districts can only afford to hold classes four days a week. One Arizona teacher is paid so little that she works...

200,000 Volunteers Have Become the Fact Checkers of the Internet

April 29, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Founded in 2001, Wikipedia is on the verge of adulthood. It’s the world’s fifth-most popular website, with 46 million articles in 300 languages, while having less than 300 full-time employees. What makes it successful is the 200,000 volunteers who create it, said Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia...