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The financial reality of investing for women

Dec 7, 2012
We often hear that women are more risk averse than men. Commentator Helaine Olen says yes, male and female investors may approach risk-taking differently, but that's not why women have less money to put away.
Posted In: Investing, men v. women, women

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Global gender gap is closing, but U.S. lags

Oct 24, 2012
Equality for women has come a long way but still has a way to go according to the 2012 Global Gender Gap report. The report ranks countries on the access women have to education, economic opportunity, healthcare and political power.
Posted In: gender gap, women

Growing up as 'the Martian's daughter'

Sep 26, 2012
Marina von Neumann Whitman has been a lot of firsts. She was the first woman ever on the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Posted In: women, Economics, book

Narrowing Louisiana's wage gap.

Sep 7, 2012
Louisiana has one of the largest pay disparities between men and women in the U.S. But new legislation and a coastal restoration project may help bridge that gap.
Posted In: Wage gap, Louisiana, women, employment

It's OK to cry at work

Sep 7, 2012
A new study finds that crying at work has no negative impact on your standing with your company or prevent you from being promoted.
Posted In: Crying, employment, women, men

What's the value of Augusta's green jacket?

Aug 20, 2012
The home of the Masters admits its first female members. Are the benefits worth the costs for members?
Posted In: Golf, women

Hello lover: Women and their shoes

Aug 17, 2012
A survey showed that more women remembered their first pair of heels but not the name of their first love. Author Rachelle Bergstein examines the history of the relationship between women and shoes in her book "Women from the Ankle Down."
Posted In: fashion, shoes, women

How Americans view the deficit

Aug 15, 2012
Has the attitude about debt and the deficit changed over time?
Posted In: deficit-cutting, women, debt

Shannon Eastin becomes first female NFL referee tonight

Aug 9, 2012
Shannon Eastin will be making her historic NFL debut tonight as a temporary replacement. That's because the league locked out its regular refs as part of an ongoing dispute over salary and retirement benefits.
Posted In: football, NFL, women

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