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U.S. Ranks 23rd For Women’s Equality, Falling Behind Nicaragua, Cuba, and Burundi

Bryce Covert | Think Progress | October 25, 2013

In the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report, which measures women’s economic, political, educational, and health equality, the United States ranks at number 23 out of 136 countries around the world. The country falls behind many Nordic countries as well as Nicaragua, Cuba, and Burundi, among others.

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US Employers Slashing Worker Hours To Avoid Obamacare Insurance Mandate

Karen McVeigh | The Guardian | September 30, 2013

Trend sparks fears among low-paid workers that they will be hit twice: by having earnings cut and paying more for healthcare Read More »

USDA Announces Investments To Expand Distance Learning And Telemedicine Opportunities In Rural Areas

Press Release | U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) | February 4, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Obama Administration is investing in rural telecommunications equipment to help expand access to education, create jobs and improve health care in 25 states. Read More »

Vets Need Help Moving Into Tech Careers After Military Service

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | June 10, 2013

Helping military veterans return to civilian life has been the focus of several new programs [...]. But there is at least one area where veterans could use some help, particularly when it comes to transitioning to tech careers: learning how to translate their skills into civilian jobs, one expert said Friday. Read More »

Wake Forest Baptist To Cut 950 Jobs

Owen Covington | The Business Journal | November 14, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced Wednesday that it would eliminate 950 full-time positions by June 30 following a three-year review of "its cost structure, operating model and overall strategy." Read More »

Wal-Mart: An Economic Cancer On Our Cities

Charles Montgomery | Salon | November 10, 2013

In Asheville, N.C., a dense downtown generated jobs and tax revenue and restored the city's soul Read More »

Weekly: Typhoon Yolanda Relief, Hackathons And Software Releases

Angela Oduor | Ushahidi | November 15, 2013

This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long way in helping to alleviate the suffering of the Filipino people. Read More »

While Hospitals Cut Jobs, CEO Pay Continues To Rise

Ron Shinkman | FierceHealthFinance | June 11, 2013

Although hospitals are cutting jobs and compensation, pay for their chief executive officers continues to rise. Read More »

Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?

Emily Badgers | The Atlantic Cities | March 4, 2013

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently compiled this map of all the communities in the country that control their own access to the Internet. At best count, there are about 340 of them with publicly owned fiber-optic or cable networks, serving either all or parts of town. In these places, those residents and businesses served don’t have to spar with telecom giants like AT&T and Comcast... Read More »