Dec 27, 2016

12/27/16: Recruiting female firefighters

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The financial issues plaguing Italy's Monte Dei Paschi, the world's oldest surviving bank; a new rule requiring federal contractors to offer their employees paid sick leave; and the Fire Department of New York's push for greater gender diversity.

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Paid sick days add up for federal contractors

Dec 27, 2016
The executive order could be short-lived.
President Barack Obama addresses the Greater Boston Labor Council last September. During that month, Obama first signed an executive order that would give the employees of federal contractors paid sick leave.
MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

New York's search for female firefighters

Dec 27, 2016
The Fire Department of New York City is in the midst of a gender diversity push.
Alvaro Hermida/Flickr

Study finds that police officers moonlight regularly to earn extra income

Dec 27, 2016
Is policing 'public? Is it private? Or is it some mix of the two?' study's author asks.
Sgt. Steve Carbajal's police vehicle sits outside the Marquee Theatre in Tempe while he works an off-duty security job.
Jimmy Jenkins

The economics of Israeli settlements

Dec 27, 2016
Settlers may benefit from cheaper home prices.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairing a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.
DAN BALILTY/AFP/Getty Images

Movie bottleneck hits the multiplex

Dec 27, 2016
In the last half of December, upwards of 20 new releases hit theaters.

12/27/16: Working a private job as a public servant

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Dec 27, 2016
Israel said it will build thousands of new housing units in East Jerusalem, despite a U.N. resolution condemning their construction. We'll explore the complicated economics of these settlements. Plus: We'll look at a study that finds many police officers are moonlighting regularly to earn extra cash, and talk about the fierce competition at the movie theaters as the year winds down.

The financial issues plaguing Italy’s Monte Dei Paschi, the world’s oldest surviving bank; a new rule requiring federal contractors to offer their employees paid sick leave; and the Fire Department of New York’s push for greater gender diversity.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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