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When The Minimum Wage Goes Up, Women Win

"You’re not only increasing women’s economic security” by raising the minimum wage, says one researcher. “You’re also increasing equality.”<p>Minimum wage is a women's issue, and most likely one that needs to be addressed with public policy, not by corporations.<p>A new analysis underlines that point, …

No, Wearing a Pantsuit Does Not Mean You Dress Like a Lesbian

Here’s a thought: Let’s stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits.<p>A headline in <i>Slate</i> on Friday morning proclaimed that Democratic frontrunner …

Why claims of narrowing gender pay gap don't tell the whole story

Media jumped on a study indicating the gap was just 3.9% – but as the authors point out, their sample is highly selective<p>A new study on the gender pay gap reportedly shows that Australian women aren’t paid much less than men, but it doesn’t show the whole picture of the wage gap in Australia.<p>The …

7 Money Moves For Women Trying To Counteract The Wage Gap

If you take the numbers at face value, it may seem like the wage gap between women and men isn’t as big of a deal as it used to be.<p>A recent report from The American Association of University Women found that in 2014, American women who worked full time made only 79% of what men made. In 1974, women …

Fan Influx Hasn't Bridged Soccer's Alleged Gender Wage Gap

Top female soccer players filed a federal complaint Thursday that they are paid less than their male counterparts. This is despite attendance for women's national soccer team games rising to striking range with the men's game levels in the past year, an NBC News review of league records shows.<p>In …

We need to rein in 'too big to fail' banks

More than five years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, lawmakers should ask themselves whether they have done enough to reduce the risk of another financial crisis. In our view, the answer is no.<p>The chances of …

Andy Haldane: dodgy assets in non-banking sector put economy at risk

Financial risks taken by insurance companies and pension funds will become the next source of anxiety for the Bank of England, according to a senior official at the central bank.<p>Andy Haldane, the bank's chief economist, warned that the cause of the next crisis could be the massive buildup of risky …

What Is Net Neutrality? What Businesses Need To Know

On a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver motivated thousands of viewers to leave comments about net neutrality on the FCC website. It’s obvious that internet users are passionate about net neutrality, but what does it all mean for business? Thought leaders from Harvard, Wharton—and …

WFP says it needs $70 million to feed 1.3 million people in Ebola quarantine

DAKAR (Reuters) - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency’s resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said.<p>A resident of West Point …

Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

Ferguson, Mo., found a degree of civic calm this week after days and nights of angry clashes between protestors and the police.<p>Now the city is working to restore trust with residents after a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. City leaders and residents say one …

Amid outcry over police shootings, departments weighing cop cameras

It was a police shooting that initially triggered a public outcry similar to the recent confrontations in Ferguson, Mo.<p>In 2011, police in the small community of Rialto in San Bernardino County shot and wounded a man who witnesses later protested was unarmed. Outrage grew after cellphone video taken …