The Obama administration announced a new effort on Friday to require companies to tell the government what they pay employees.
The gender pay gap — men and women being paid different amounts for the same work — has been a pernicious problem in this country. Women still earn only about 79 cents for every dollar a man does. So will a bit of sunshine might help the cause?
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