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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 4:10 PM EDT | CommentsWomen's issues took center stage at the second presidential debate Tuesday night -- and not just in terms of reproductive rights -- when undecided voter Katherine Fenton stepped forward with a question about women and equal pay.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney debates with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University on Tuesday, …
Where the 2012 Presidential Candidates Stand on Women's Issues
"In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace," she asked both candidates, "specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?"
President Barack Obama answered first, recounting his childhood (raised by a single mom, grandmother hit the glass ceiling working at a local bank) and reminding viewers that the first bill he signed as president was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Related: Highlights from the 2nd Presidential Debate
"And that's an example of the kind of advocacy that we need because women are increasingly the breadwinners in the family," he told the crowd. "This is not just a women's issue. This is a famil...Read More »
What I write in the post many wont believe and I don't know if they will allow this to be read by the masses any way....Read More »
Remember the 1930s well it is happening again only worse.
It has started an inflationary depression.
The economy, communication and the government are run by the rich!
The poor suffer! Right now prices are so high people can't afford things Gas is just one example! prices up to over 5.00 a gallon. yet big oil ships our the domestic oil. and ships in opec oil.
We can not communicate what we want because the media are run by the rich that are in power!
The protest on wall street, were made out to be some thing unimportant!
There was riots in Los Angeles, the media, made it out as just a bunch of kids. and they cut the communication that the we have to communicate with like cell towers. They then posted what they wanted to rest of us to hear and made it all unimportant!
Most of the lower class have to choose between our medical care or food. to make it from one day
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 12:56 PM EDT | Comments
By Jessica Wilkins, CNBC.com
Lizzy Playford was running the payroll department of a now defunct production company when the 2008 recession forced her to rethink her career plans.
"It really kicked my confidence and I did not know what to do with myself," 28-year-old Playford told CNBC.
An enterprise grant from the U.K. Prince's Trust helped Lizzy turn her unusual hobbies - fire dancing and stilt walking - into a successful business.
Gender was not a factor when securing financial backing, she said, but running a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) as a woman nevertheless posed several challenges.
Research by the U.K. government has shown that gender is one of the most likely factors to dictate growth and the success of an SME.
A report by Britain's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) into ambition among the SME sector found gender to be one of the most powerful "explanatory variables" when it came to an entrepreneur's vision. Women may be "less driven b...Read More »
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT | Comments
By Cadie Thompson, CNBC.com
Americans were searching for some insight as to just what Mitt Romney meant when he said he went through "binders full of women," during the second presidential debate.
According to Google, the phrase "binders full of women" was one of the top rising searches during Tuesday night's debate.
The Republican's "binder" comment was in reference to a question about equal pay for men and women. He was explaining that while he was assembling his Cabinet as governor of Massachusetts, he went through "whole binders full of women" who were qualified for government positions. Ultimately, he said, Massachusetts had more women in senior leadership than any other state.
While Romney's comment was well intentioned, it has become somewhat of an Internet sensation for all the wrong reasons.
Tumblr and Facebook pages have been created and named after the comment, and the hashtag 'bindersfullofwomen' was a top trend in the U.S. on Twitter.
Barack Obama's Twitter ac...Read More »
- Marie Claire | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 10:40 AM EDT | CommentsLast month, we gave you a list of 11 female congressional candidates hitting the campaign trail this season. Now, with less than a month to election day, we're checking in with some of the most fascinating candidates and closest races.
Tammy Baldwin (D) - Wisconsin Senate (Pictured)...Read More »
Numbers: You would think Republican governor Scott Walker's recall victory a few months ago would have provided some GOP momentum. But Baldwin is neck-in-neck with former governor Tommy Thompson. Yesterday's Quinnipiac University/New YorkTimes/CBS News poll shows her 2 points ahead.
History at Stake: If elected, she'd be Wisconsin's first female and openly gay senator.
Latest Drama: One of Thompson's campaign advisers sent out an email of Tammy Baldwin dancing at a gay pride parade. Other than that, though, her sexuality hasn't been front-and-center.
Home Stretch Strategy: Back in August, Baldwin released a slew of negative ads about Thompson, while Thompson battled in a bloody pr
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