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A California city is planning on giving money to some residents, no strings attached

Feb 27, 2018
The economically depressed city of Stockton, California is experimenting with Universal Basic Income.
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Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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Why the pace of Muslim women entering the workforce is accelerating

Feb 14, 2018
Saadia Zahidi’s new book examines the powerful cultural and economic transformations taking place as millions of Muslim women enter the workforce.
A Muslim woman attends an office management class in Berlin.
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What will it take to change Silicon Valley's bro culture?

Feb 7, 2018
Emily Chang details how Silicon Valley came to be a hostile work environment for women in her new book, "Brotopia."
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A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
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Melinda Gates on balancing the burden of unpaid work

Mar 23, 2016
Women are suffering from a lack of time, argues Gates.
Melinda Gates wants to change expectations about women's work.
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What makes a correction

Jun 2, 2015
When the market runs too hot, stand by for a fall.
 Back in 2010, an inexplicably rapid crash in the U.S. stock market garnered the nickname the "Flash Crash."
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The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
An exit off the Westbound 1-80.
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Explaining stock buybacks

Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
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The downside of rising house prices

Nov 6, 2013
Higher house prices are often seen as a sign of an improving economy, but they have a downside when incomes don't keep pace.