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Inside the Met Gala: Glitter, glamour and 275,000 pink roses

May. 03, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Met Galas, he’s been to a few. But James Corden, schmoozing at this year’s cocktail reception, looked around and pronounced that this might be his favorite yet. “Classy,” he explained. “It just feels really classy.” The TV host waved his...

LinkedIn settles with U.S. over alleged pay discrimination

May. 03, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The career-networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back wages to hundreds of female workers to settle a pay discrimination complaint brought by U.S. labor investigators. The U.S. Labor Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a...

Mississippi set to become final state with equal pay law

Apr. 24, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will become the final state with a law requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 770 on Wednesday, and it will become law July 1. A 1963 federal law requires equal pay for...

Modest-income buyers being priced out of new-vehicle market

Apr. 15, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two years after the pandemic tore through the economy, America’s auto market looks something like this: Prices are drastically up. Supply is drastically down. And gasoline costs drastically more. The result? A widening disparity between the richest buyers and...

Delaware women join forces to work for pay equity

Apr. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — “Who opens a business during this time?” It’s a question Lanice Wilson often asks herself about starting a juice bar in the middle of a pandemic. Her answer: She had a gut feeling this was a spot she needed to establish, and what better time to focus...

Mississippi could become final state with equal pay law

Mar. 30, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could become the final state to enact a law requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, after the Republican-controlled state House and Senate passed the final version of a bill Wednesday. The bill goes to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, and...

Slain Virginia reporter remembered as dedicated, ambitious

Mar. 23, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Sierra Jenkins was a young Black journalist working in a rapidly shrinking industry where colleagues often didn't look like her. But Jenkins, 25, was exactly where she wanted to be, covering social issues and education for her hometown newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia. ...

Biden urges private companies to help narrow gender pay gap

Mar. 15, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Equal Pay Day on Tuesday by spotlighting new steps aimed at closing the gender pay gap for federal workers and contractors. And he urged private companies to do likewise. Biden signed an Equal Pay Day executive order that encourages —...

State public defenders poised to strike over pay, staffing

Mar. 10, 2022 17:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 700 workers involved in defending people who in most cases can't afford to hire a private attorney voted Thursday to authorize what would be an unprecedented strike in Minnesota. The public defenders and staff, represented by Teamsters Local 320,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Mar. 10, 2022 12:41 PM EST

Brunswick News. March 8, 2022. Editorial: Fleeing from police should always be a felony House Bill 1216 is a perfect example of just how lax laws have become. A fourth conviction — a fourth, mind you — of fleeing police in Georgia would be felony under this new...