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by Jillian Eugenios
Dear Karma, we have a list of women you missed.
That's one of the rallying cries making the rounds on Twitter after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested at a conference Thursday that if women trust in the system they will be rewarded.
"That ... might be one of the additional superpowers, that quite frankly, women who don't ask for raises have," he said. "Because that's good karma. It will come back."
Yes, MOREOct 10, 2014 11:43 AM ET
The best gift for mom this Mother's Day is probably some much-needed R&R.
Moms are still doing more at home than dads.
Among parents with children under age 18, mothers tend to get three fewer hours of leisure time each week than fathers, according to the Pew Research Center.
That's the equivalent of dads getting 20 extra days off a year (if you think about it in terms of a typical 8-hour work MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - May 11, 2014 6:00 AM ET
Japanese companies think the country will fall short of its 2% inflation goal, despite a flood of stimulus from the Bank of Japan.
The firms believe inflation will be 1.5% a year from now, before climbing to 1.7% in 2017 and 2019, according to a survey of more than 10,000 companies released Wednesday by the central bank.
The inflation survey is the first of its kind, which makes it difficult to draw any conclusions about the MORECharles Riley - Apr 2, 2014 5:22 AM ET
Time is running out to sign up for individual health insurance. And if you don't have some type of coverage this year, be prepared to pay a penalty.
Obamacare requires most Americans to get insurance through an employer, the government or directly from an insurer in 2014. If they don't, they have to fork over a fee to the Internal Revenue Service at tax time.
Uninsured adults will either pay a flat MORETami Luhby - Mar 10, 2014 6:00 AM ET
Employees are shelling out 28% more for workplace health benefits than just three years ago.
Most probably realize their monthly premiums are going up because they see more taken out of their paychecks. Workers are seeing their premiums rise year after year, going up by 19% on average since 2011, according to a report issued Thursday by Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health.
This is happening though the overall growth in health MORETami Luhby - Mar 6, 2014 9:56 AM ET
Nowhere is the divide between rich and poor more apparent than in the backyard.
Home values in the top 10% wealthiest communities are worth more than six times that in the bottom 40%, a new survey has found.
Put another way, these rich communities hold nearly 52% of housing wealth, compared to only 8% owned by the lower rungs, according to The Demand Institute, which assessed 2,200 largest communities across the nation. MORETami Luhby - Feb 28, 2014 6:00 AM ET
Need to see a doctor, but it's not an emergency? You might have to wait a few weeks, though it depends on where you live.
Dallas residents may be able to get an appointment to see a family physician in five days, on average, but Bostonians might have to flip two months ahead on the calendar to mark the first available appointment for new patients.
Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruitment firm, surveyed MORETami Luhby - Feb 17, 2014 6:00 AM ET
If takes fewer workers to make your Valentine's Day chocolates these days.
Americans consume about 5.5 pounds of cocoa beans a year, about the same as they did 20 years ago. Meanwhile, American jobs producing the candy have been on the decline.
In 1990, about 54,000 Americans worked at facilities making chocolate candy, but now only 38,000 do.
The decline reflects two broader trends playing out in the manufacturing industry: Technology is eliminating MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Feb 13, 2014 1:27 PM ET
The unemployment rate isn't always the best measure of the job market, because it only includes people who have actively searched for work within the last four weeks. Many Americans just aren't looking for jobs.
In fact, about 91 million adult Americans don't work, and aren't looking for jobs. They make up 37% of the population -- the highest level on record since 1978.
Yes, some of them are workers who've been MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Feb 10, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Tired of listening to endless hold music while waiting to talk to your Obamacare insurer? Try tweeting it.
Frustrated consumers have taken to social media to contact or complain about their Obamacare insurers. Many have questions or are encountering problems with their new benefits, but can't reach their insurer to resolve the matter.
On hold w/ @AnthemPR_CA for over an hour. Transferred back into phone tree 4x now. May light my hair MORETami Luhby - Jan 31, 2014 6:00 AM ET
Fewer and fewer people are feeling middle class these days.
The share of Americans who describe themselves as middle class has taken a tumble, while the percentage who identify as lower class has soared over the past six years, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center/USA Today. The share of Americans who consider themselves upper class has also shrunk.
This downward shift is likely due to falling wages and MORETami Luhby - Jan 28, 2014 6:00 AM ET
More African-Americans are being squeezed out of the housing market.
Not only are they less likely to apply for a mortgage than any other ethnic group, but African-Americans are also 2.4 times more likely to get denied a mortgage than Whites, a recent study conducted by Zillow and the National Urban League found.
As a result, far fewer African-Americans have achieved the American dream of homeownership.
And those who own homes were hit MORELes Christie - Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM ET
The richest people in the world are very, very rich.
The fat cats at the top control nearly all the world's wealth, according a report from Oxfam, an anti-poverty group.
The bottom two-thirds, meanwhile, own just a tiny sliver.
Oxfam released the report ahead of the World Economic Forum, which called widening income inequality one of the greatest worldwide risks in the next 12 to 18 months.
Pope Francis called on global leaders gathering MORETami Luhby - Jan 22, 2014 9:47 AM ET
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