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Will you be paying in cash or stock? How companies buy other firms.

by Justin Ho Nov 7, 2019
The difference between paying in cash, stock or a combination of the two says a lot about the nature of the merger itself. It also can reflect how the companies feel about the overall economy.
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Many states still suspend driver's licenses for unpaid fines that are not related to driving

by Nadege Green Sep 25, 2019
In some states, like Florida, government agencies depend on fines to make up budge shortfalls.
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Racial disparities in home appreciation values may perpetuate a homeownership gap

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 17, 2019
A study explores reasons some African Americans may be at a disadvantage when trying to build home equity.
A line of new houses in Ontario, California.
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One way Oakland is fighting racial inequality? By fixing potholes

by Ben Bradford May 15, 2019
Every city must contend with potholes, but some of the streets in Oakland, California, look like they’ve survived the climactic fight in a superhero film. “Some of them [potholes] are big enough that, if it rains my little great-nephew can…
Potholes line side streets in Fruitvale, one of Oakland's lower-income neighborhoods. The city's new $100 million road paving plan emphasizes low-income and minority communities.
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At $6 trillion, "tappable" home equity reaches new high

by Amy Scott Sep 26, 2018
So far, homeowners are resisting cashing out.
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To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions

by Nadege Green Aug 30, 2018
Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She’s one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on her viola.  Skinner, who plays with the…
The New World Symphony rehearses on stage at The Knight Concert Hall in the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts October 3, 2006 in Miami, Florida.
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Bike share programs have largely missed poor neighborhoods

by Erika Beras Jun 7, 2018
But new efforts are seeking to remove barriers to riding like the need to have a smartphone or a credit card.
Bikes at The Healthy Ride office in Pittsburgh, PA.  
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Quiz: Can you spot gendered language in job ads?

by Danielle Chiriguayo Jun 1, 2018
Test your ability to catch masculine- or feminine-coded wording.
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Women and their employers can both work to combat gender wage gaps

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 16, 2018
For every dollar that U.S. men make, women make about 80 cents. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar white men make. Latinas make 54 cents.
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Poll: Nearly half of the women who experienced sexual harassment leave their jobs or switch careers

by Erika Beras Mar 9, 2018
New numbers from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll reflect the economic effects of workplace harassment.
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