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Feb 21, 2017

02/21/17: Revealing salary history will be history in Philadelphia

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About 20 million people are at risk of starvation within the next six months. We'll look at the four different food crises that are all happening at once. Next, we'll talk about Home Depot's earnings growth, despite a lack of new stores, and a Philadelphia law that prevents companies from asking job applicants about past salaries.

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Seattle tries voucher system to reform campaign finance

Feb 21, 2017
Residents received $100 in taxpayer-supported coupons to give to city candidates of their choice.
Seattle's voucher program encourages residents to donate to city candidates and encourages candidacy by people who couldn’t otherwise afford to run.
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This is how Home Depot is growing – without growing

Feb 21, 2017
Home Depot has benefited from a strong housing market and demand from both professional contractors and do-it-yourself types. The company brought in an estimated $90 billion in revenue last year — without building a lot of new stores.  Click the above audio player to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 02/02/2018: The Super […]

UN warns famine is on the horizon for several African countries

Feb 21, 2017
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New Philadelphia law stops employers from asking salary history

Feb 21, 2017
The law, slated to go into effect in May unless it's stopped by the state legislature, aims to close the gender salary gap.
Alex Capano, a nurse practitioner in Philadelphia, was asked about her salary history recently. A new law in the city aims to prohibit employers from asking salary questions in the future.
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02/21/17: Uber to investigate allegations of sexual harassment

Feb 21, 2017
Uber has hired a former U.S. attorney general to investigate allegations of sexual harassment within the company. We'll look at how other companies have handled similar cases. Next, we'll compare the market values of the top U.S. banks with their European rivals, and then look at Seattle's efforts to reform campaign finance.

About 20 million people are at risk of starvation within the next six months. We’ll look at the four different food crises that are all happening at once. Next, we’ll talk about Home Depot’s earnings growth, despite a lack of new stores, and a Philadelphia law that prevents companies from asking job applicants about past salaries.

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