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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 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...

Trump Said He’s Not The Kind Of Guy Who Needs To Pay For Sex, The Comey Memos Claim

April 20, 2018 Former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey’s meticulously prepared memos of his meetings with US president Donald Trump were leaked to the press Thursday night, within less than a hour of being shared with the House Judiciary Committee. Republican members of the committee were planning to subpoena the Department...

Trump's Militarization of the US-Mexico Border Won't Come Cheap

April 5, 2018 Donald Trump has been unable to get funding from Congress for the “big, beautiful wall” he promised voters he would build on the US-Mexico border, so he offered up a new plan Tuesday (April 3): install US military troops there instead. “Until we can have a wall and proper security,...

Trump's Push to Militarize the U.S.-Mexico Border Could Repeat a Costly Obama Failure

April 4, 2018 Donald Trump has been unable to get funding from Congress for the “big, beautiful wall” he promised voters he would build on the U.S.-Mexico border, so he offered up a new plan Tuesday (April 3): install U.S. military troops there instead. “Until we can have a wall and proper security,...

Analysis: Trump is Creating a Toxic Work Environment at the U.S.’s Largest Employer

March 19, 2018 The United States may be about to get a new attorney general, a new national security chief, or maybe a new head of veterans affairs. It could be rolling out new tariffs against China, pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, or planning to execute drug dealers—or it may not....

The Misleading Math in the Trump Administration’s ‘Foreign Terrorists’ Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released yesterday, more than 70% of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the US. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot continue to...

Trump Administration Criticized for Misleading Math in Its 'Foreign Terrorists' Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released Tuesday, more than 70 percent of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the United States. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot...

All the Key Department of Homeland Security Positions Trump Has Left Unfilled

December 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with keeping the US safe, from securing the country’s borders to protecting against attacks on its electrical grids and thwarting terrorism attacks. One of its biggest challenges in recent months has come from the White House itself: Since Donald Trump took office in...

All the Key Department of Homeland Security Positions Trump Has Left Unfilled

December 18, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with keeping the US safe, from securing the country’s borders to protecting against attacks on its electrical grids and thwarting terrorism attacks. One of its biggest challenges in recent months has come from the White House itself: Since Donald Trump took office in...