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- What are the best and worst states for women in terms of economic prosperity, overall health, access to childcare and female political representation? California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Maryland are the top five, while Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arkansas were ranked in the bottom five.
- Google and Facebook are often pitted against each other, and new research from Glassdoor compares hot company topics, employee sentiment, pay, CEOs and the interview process. Which tech powerhouse came out on top?
- Women who want to ascend the corporate ladder should heed these pointers from executives like Ana Maria Chavez of the Girl Scouts of the U.S., Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Kimberly Davis of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing Company.
- Pop quiz: In how many states can a minimum wage worker who puts in a 40-hour workweek afford a two-bedroom unit priced at fair market rent? The answer: Zero.
- Despite the haranguing about lackluster wages and shrinking job opportunities in the management sector, there are plenty of $100,000 factory jobs. The real issue is that today's young workers don't want to take them.
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