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Anna Hamilton, 43, center, poses for a photograph with her sons, Henry, 6, left, and Adrian, 7, right, in their home on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Decatur, Ga.  Hamilton is taking leave from her job at a small investment firm where she has worked for 12 years so she can guide her children through remote schooling. Looking back, she sees how childcare responsibilities, doctor visits, school pick-ups, lining up babysitters, often fell on her as the parent with the more flexible job. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

Sep. 5, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle that began with earning an undergraduate degree as a single mother. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, forcing many schools to shift online. The now-married mother of five saw...

Fakisha Fenderson and her son Tyler stand in the front yard of her parent's home in Laurel, Miss., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Fenderson's weekly unemployment allotment is under $100, effectively eliminating her chance at receiving the $300 weekly supplement proposed by President Trump's executive order. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A new $300 federal jobless benefit? Not likely for some

Sep. 3, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside her doctor's advice last month and began looking for a job. In mid-May, Fenderson's employer, a door manufacturer, sent her home after a co-worker tested positive for the coronavirus. But the...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, two covers of Bon Appetit magazine are shown in New York. Book-publishing executive Dawn Davis is Bon Appetit’s new top editor,  amid a reckoning on race and culture at the food magazine. Davis, a Black woman, was most recently vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink. Bon Appetit is one of the main brands of magazine publisher Conde Nast.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Book-publishing exec Dawn Davis is new Bon Appetit editor

Aug. 27, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

Book-publishing executive Dawn Davis is Bon Appetit's new top editor, taking the helm following a reckoning on race and culture at the food magazine. Davis, a Black woman, was most recently vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink, and her titles include “The Misadventures of...

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, and members of the Biden family, celebrate after the roll call vote during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

The Latest: Jill Biden makes personal case for husband Joe

Aug. 18, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

Jill Biden offered a deeply personal and hopeful endorsement of her husband as a man who can lead the nation through adversity during the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday night, she pledged to the nation that if her husband is elected president, America’s classrooms “will ring out with...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference, to discuss an announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday, Aug. 5, that would require the Federal Reserve to pursue the elimination of racial disparities in jobs, wealth and income as one of its policy goals. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fed should address racial gaps in jobs, income, Dems propose

Aug. 5, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday that would require the Federal Reserve to pursue the elimination of racial disparities in jobs, wealth and income as one of its policy goals. The legislation would also require the Fed's chair, currently Jerome Powell, to report every six...