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The Federal Reserve Board: The Best Weapon Against Discrimination?

A high employment economy is an effective way to reduce racial discrimination in the labor market.Most people have little understanding of the Federal Reserve Board. This is unfortunate because it has an enormous impact on the economy and therefore on people’s lives. The Fed’s decisions on interest rate policy can …

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Paid Family Leave Is Not Just A Women’s Issue

It is a business issue and an economic imperative.President Trump delivered his proposed 2018 budget to Congress recently, while other policies have received more attention, the blueprint includes an ambitious proposal for paid family leave. A growing economy is the key to more and better jobs. The time for a …

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Chipotle Reopening Restaurant Linked To Customer Illnesses

The company suspects norovirus was to blame. After voluntarily closing a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, after multiple customers reported falling ill, Chipotle said it plans to reopen the burrito spot on Tuesday. Eight customers who ate at the location between July 14 and 15 filed reports on the food safety …

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Boss Of Coal-Hauling Railroad Says ‘Fossil Fuels Are Dead’

As President Donald Trump works to reverse coal’s decline, the CEO of CSX Corp. said his company will stop new investments in transporting the energy source.The CEO of freight railroad CSX Corp., one of the largest U.S. haulers of coal, warns that the days of transporting and burning coal are …

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‘Nobody Speak’: How Billionaires Are Silencing the First Amendment

When documentary filmmaker Brian Knappenberger set out to make a film about Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media, he didn’t fully realize the impact of the trial on the future of journalism. It wasn’t until “the revelation that Peter Thiel was behind this”—aka bankrolling Hogan’s lawsuit—that he realized “suddenly this …

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How Some Rich People Are Trying To Dismantle Inequality

By Erynn Beaton, The Ohio State University; Maureen A. Scully, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Sandra Rothenberg, Rochester Institute of TechnologyAmple research indicates that the growing problem of wealth and income inequality could stunt U.S. economic growth and undermine our democracy while stirring political polarization. Given that the federal government …

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The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work. Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career. No matter how talented you are or what …

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6 Consumer Mistakes You Absolutely, Positively Must Avoid This Summer

You’ve probably already heard a lot of advice about what you should do do this summer — buy this, vacation there, see that movie. But what shouldn’t you do? As it turns out, summer is a time when customers make a lot of mistakes. A whole lot of mistakes. It …

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Fact-Checking Site Snopes Says It’s In Danger Of Shutting Down

The popular debunking site claims it’s being held hostage.Snopes, a site dedicated to fact-checking everything from political claims to urban legends, says it has raised more than half a million dollars after pleading with its readers for donations as it weathers a complicated legal battle. The site is “in danger …

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What Firing An Employee Teaches You About Your Company’s Culture

I often tell people that despite going to business school for six years, the best learning experiences have come from the school of hard knocks. There are few aspects of entrepreneurship more vital — and in the eyes of many, more difficult — than building the right team. When we …

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