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Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

India top court reinstates gay sex ban

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Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound

Kyrah Whatley, 17, is a bright student with pretty good grades. But the thought of spending two to four more years in a college classroom is depressing, she says.<p>Masonry, on the other hand, intrigues her. "I'm a kinesthetic learner. ... I learn with my hands," she says.<p>That's why Kyrah is thinking …

Pensions Become Less Certain For Government Workers

Federal workers have reason to be nervous. The budget agreement announced Tuesday — if it passes — would raise revenue by making employees contribute more toward their pensions.<p>It's part of a trend. Governments at all levels have been cutting back on pension benefits in recent years, in an attempt …

No Cake For You: Saying 'I Don't' To Same-Sex Marriage

There were a few snickers when a Colorado state judge ruled that a baker has to produce wedding cakes for gay couples even though he opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds.<p>A cake? What's the big deal?<p>But the decision, handed down late last week, is just the latest slice in a debate that has …

Millennial Women Make Almost as Much as Their Guy Friends

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Women ages 25 to 34 now make 93 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. But they …

Poverty wages in the land of plenty | Amy Goodman

The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their workers<p>The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their workers. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a …

8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St.: The White House recently announced President Barack Obama’s support for a Senate bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. While it remains to be seen whether the bill will make it through Congress, many states are not waiting to take action.<p>Five states …

4 Ways Great Customer Service Will Grow Your Business

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>The entrepreneurial community is littered with boastful stories of the lengths that people will go to in order to be successful and the sacrifices …

Iain Duncan Smith: 50 families earned £70k in benefits

Work and Pensions Secretary says benefits cap is making welfare system "fair" as figures show scale of welfare dependency<p>More than 50 families were earning the equivalent of almost £70,000 in welfare hand-outs before the benefits cap was introduced earlier this year.<p>Figures show that taxpayers were …

State pension age rises: how to retire at 55, not 70

The Government has decreed younger generations will work longer before claiming a pension. Luke O'Mahony, 26, will have to work until he is 70 - unless he follows our plan.<p>Like millions of young workers, Luke O’Mahony will be forced to wait until at least age 70 to claim his state pension.<p>The …

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Low minimum wage a global worry, not just in U.S.

Last week 3.5 million Bangladeshi garment workers got their minimum pay raised to $67 a month, an 80 percent increase. It was one of the Bangladeshi government's responses to April's collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building that killed 1,100 mostly female garment workers, prompting an …

Bank of America accused of mortgage discrimination

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against<p>Bank of America, the third banking giant accused of mortgage discrimination in minority communities that in turn led to a wave of foreclosures, reduced property tax revenue and increased costs for city services.<p>The city alleges that Bank of America …

Supermarket sells discounted products to low-income families

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Duhatschek: The salary cap is going up, but by how much?

The NHL's board of governors will meet in Pebble Beach, Calif., beginning Monday, for two days of fun in the sun, a get-together that mostly will deal with housekeeping matters rather than anything explosive or sexy.<p>The new Canadian television deal, which will bring in $5.2-billion from Rogers …

EADS to cut more than 5,000 jobs and sell Paris headquarters

European aerospace group to slash 4% of workforce as part of large-scale restructuring programme, according to reports<p>European aerospace group EADS is planning to cut thousands of jobs and sell its Paris headquarters as part of a large-scale restructuring programme.<p>The Airbus owner is expected to …

"What's disgusting? Union busting!"

Protesters gathered outside Wendy's on Brooklyn's Fulton Street chanted on Monday afternoon during day one of a week-long strike aimed at improving wages for workers.

Recovery, job market looking better in 2014, economists think

They're not exactly singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but business economists are feeling a little more upbeat about the recovery and job market heading into next year, according to a survey of the group released Monday.<p>The unemployment rate will continue falling next year, with the economy …

Americans who say “college isn’t for everyone” never mean their own kids

My brother, a businessman who went to Brown and MIT, and I have a running dinnertime argument. It goes something like this:<p><b>He says:</b><p>The traditional four-year college system in the United States is broken beyond repair. The US should shift toward the German model, in which more high school students …

U.S. exits GM stake, taxpayers lose $10.5 billion

<b>DETROIT</b> — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.<p>The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to save the dying …

H&M May Raise Prices In Order To Pay Workers More

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

A McDonald's employee working overtime for nearly four months straight would make as much as the company's former CEO earned in just 60 minutes, according to an analysis published Tuesday.<p>The analysis, compiled by the financial information company NerdWallet, assumes the average salary of a …

Youth unemployment could prolong eurozone crisis, Christine Lagarde says

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has warned that long-term prospects for eurozone growth look bleak unless politicians act urgently to stoke domestic demand and tackle youth unemployment.<p>After months of relative calm in financial markets, and with Ireland …

Greek doctors strike as government moves to tackle healthcare debt

At the Maroussi health centre, in the northern suburbs of Athens, more than 120 people have turned up despite the bad weather, in the hope of getting medical attention. "I was supposed to see the orthopaedic specialist for my hip," Katerina, 72, says. "But my doctor's not seeing patients so I'm …

Kellogg’s Ontario plant closing a casualty of changing tastes

Kellogg Co. is adding its name to a growing list of U.S. companies closing plants in Ontario, as its London factory becomes a victim of changing consumer appetites.<p>The Michigan-based food maker will shut the 89-year-old facility as part of a four-year global retooling that will also see an …