The Labor Department alleges workplace discrimination in a lawsuit against Oracle and JPMorgan Chase. Oracle is accused of a "systemic practice" of paying white men more than nonwhite employees and women with the same job title, while JPMorgan is accused of wage discrimination against 93 women.
Looking at advertising in trade magazines offers insight into what films and actors are gunning for an Oscar nomination, writes Walt Hickey. "Name recognition, positive exposures, press-the-flesh meetings -- the dark arts of the campaign trail work, and work well, in this setting and others," he writes.
Prospecting by phone can be a great way to land business at a time when many competitors are focused on email, writes Marc Wayshak. Using the right tactics is essential, beginning with developing a script for the beginning of the call, he writes.
Public speaking becomes more difficult in stressful situations, even for seasoned communicators. Anett Grant offers four tips to calm your nerves and deliver a better high-stakes presentation, beginning with focusing on what you want to say rather than what you think the audience wants to hear.
During his final White House news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he is confident in the future of the American government and its people. The president also addressed issues relating to press freedoms, racial discrimination and tension in Israel.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture. Trump's Cabinet selections are now complete, pending Senate confirmation.
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team proposed a plan to cut federal funding in order to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. The plan would involve eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as making significant cuts to the Transportation, Justice and State departments.
Voters in rural, working-class areas of the country say they voted for President-elect Donald Trump because of his promises to bring jobs back to the US. Counties that experience fluctuations in unemployment rates tended to vote in favor of Trump over Hillary Clinton.
Reporters spotted movers loading boxes into the Obama family's new Washington, D.C., residence this week. President Barack Obama said he and his family are looking forward to a quieter and more private life after the inauguration.
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