Income disparity

July 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls' education at a gala later this year. The group known as GLSEN announced Wednesday that the "grown-ish" star will receive its Game Changer Award at its Respect Awards,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, April 24, 2012, file photo, former England soccer player Gary Lineker speaks ahead of the draw for the London 2012 Olympic Soccer tournament, at Wembley Stadium in London. A list of top earners at the BBC shows that men dominate the highest paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay. The BBC said Wednesday, July 11, 2018 its top earner is soccer presenter Gary Lineker, who took home between 1.75 million pounds ($2.32 million) and 1.76 million pounds. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
July 11, 2018 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A list of top earners at the BBC released Wednesday shows that men still dominate the highest-paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay. The BBC's top earner is soccer presenter Gary Lineker, who took home between 1.75 million pounds ($2.32 million) and 1.76 million pounds. "...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — A human rights expert is criticizing the U.S. for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him. New York-based law professor Philip Alston said Friday that high U.S. income inequality "can only be made worse" by the Trump...
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Brie Larson arrives at the Women In Film Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2018 - 2:53 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges a welcome from the military officers during his visit to Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces in North Korea. Kim’s diplomatic charm offensive could be a godsend for his generals. There is virtually no aspect of the North Korean economy that doesn’t have the military’s fingerprints all over it. If Kim’s strategy of busting support for sanctions by negotiating with U.S. President Donald Trump and others pays off, his million-man military could be one of the biggest winners. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 10:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet Inc. has rejected several shareholder proposals aimed at linked executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about its lobbying expenses, narrowing the gender pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on company voting stock. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 06, 2018 - 6:49 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on Wednesday rejected several proposals aimed at linking executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about lobbying, narrowing the gender-pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on...
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This Feb. 8, 2018 file photo shows Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent in London. One of Britain's top central bankers has apologized for using sexist language when saying the British economy is entering a "menopausal" moment. In a statement Wednesday, May 16 in response to The Daily Telegraph's front-page headline, Ben Broadbent said he was "sorry" for his "poor choice of language" in an interview with the newspaper. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP, file)
May 16, 2018 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's top central bankers apologized Wednesday for saying the British economy is entering a "menopausal" moment, a sexist remark that prompted widespread criticism. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ben Broadbent, the Bank of England's deputy governor for monetary...
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In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle. Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2018 - 5:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference Monday, April 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate offered starkly different assessments of state of the union Monday in talks at the global conference ahead of the midterm election. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 30, 2018 - 4:22 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate offered starkly different assessments Monday of the nation's political and economic outlook at a global conference ahead of the midterm election. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., highlighted...
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