Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The curtain will soon be lifted on the salaries of Broadway jobs. Starting in April, a new law will require companies in New York City with at least four employees to include salary ranges in their job postings. Companies that do not share the information could be slapped with fines of up to $125,000. “Lack of salary transparency is discriminatory and anti-worker,” stated former Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, who co-sponsored the bill. “Every New Yorker should have the right to determine whether they will be able to support themselves and their family when they apply for a job,” she declared, adding that “[i]t is time to level the playing field, and restore some dignity to New Yorkers seeking employment.” Eliminating the guessing game over the wages of advertised employment opportunities might also eliminate the gender and racial disparities in wages on Broadway. Although several studies have found significant income … [Read more...] about New Law Could Reduce Pay Inequity On Broadway
Divided cities understanding intra urban inequalities
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson, Andre Leon Talley, Clark Gillies. From legendary actors and comedians to fashion icons and NHL Hall of Famers, the first few weeks of 2022 have been full of heartbreaking loss. I think I was hit hardest, however, by the death of Regina King’s son , Ian Alexander, Jr. The Oscar-winner had always spoken so adoringly about her only child. He was only 26 years old. And he died by what is still considered a shameful and grossly misunderstood method: suicide. The 10 th leading cause of death in the U.S. and 2 nd among people aged 10 to 34 (a person dies every 11 minutes), suicide was identified by the National Institute of Mental Health as a major public health concern. Suicide rates increased 35% from 1999 to 2018, briefly declining in 2019. However, reports of depression and anxiety – risk factors for suicide – have increased during the pandemic. Over the … [Read more...] about ‘Why Did This Happen?’: Three Questions We Always Ask About Suicide
BEIJING (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): At the Aerospace Centre Hospital in Beijing's Haidian district on Monday morning (Jan 24), a long queue with nearly 300 people had formed, snaking its way around the building, across a carpark towards a shipping container that has been converted into a mobile Covid-19 testing centre. Wrapped in heavy down jackets because of the January chill, most of those in line were complying with an order to get tested for Covid-19 after records showed that they had bought cold medication or cough mixture in the past 14 days. With just over a week to go before the start of the Winter Olympics and the world's attention on Beijing, the Chinese capital is now grappling with a Covid-19 flare-up. City officials are walking on a tightrope - having to contend with putting a lid on the growing outbreak without resorting to the usual playbook of harsher measures, including a full lockdown. During a press briefing on Monday, Beijing health authorities … [Read more...] about Beijing grapples with Covid-19 flare-up with just over a week to Winter Olympics
SURVIVING HARD TIMES Benguet vegetable traders continue to produce salad vegetables like lettuce to generate income and meet the demand outside the province in this photo taken on Jan. 4. Benguet has been experiencing a severe outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to independent research group OCTA. —EV ESPIRITU BAGUIO CITY—The COVID-19 risk level of the province of Benguet remained to be on a “severe outbreak” since Jan. 21 due to the steady increase in the number of infections, data from OCTA Research showed on Monday. Benguet again topped the OCTA list of provinces outside the National Capital Region (NCR) with the highest average daily attack rate (Adar) at 101.48 per 100,000 population. Adar is the number of individuals found infected for every 100,000 people. The province recorded 1,290 new cases on Sunday alone and registered a weeklong growth of 86 percent, OCTA said. Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga had a very high outbreak based on the Adar registered in these … [Read more...] about OCTA: Virus outbreak in Benguet, Baguio still ‘severe’
American dogs live a life of luxury: Owners spend nearly $4 billion a year spoiling their pets. Now, cable network DogTV airs programming to stimulate and soothe “stay-at-home dogs.” What does that look like? We didn’t know either. Test your knowledge–are the following shows for people or pups? advertisement advertisement 1. This extreme dog gets his exercise by catching a wave. advertisement advertisement 2. A run through suburbia creates owner-dog bonding time. 3. These urban pups travel in well-groomed packs. advertisement 4. Both baby and dog buckle up for safety en route to the store. Answer Key: 1. Dog: DogTV’s “stimulation” rubric shows dogs in action. 2. Human: NatGeo’s Dog Whisperer helps owners discipline their pets. 3. Human: CBS’s Dogs in the City follows “dog guru” Justin Silver resolve issues between pet and owner. 4. Dog: DogTV’s “exposure” rubric shows day-to-day activity. … [Read more...] about New Cable Network “DogTV” Airs Programming For Stay-At-Home-Dogs
Photo by Phillip Toledano; Styling: Katie Rusch The Manhattan laboratory of International Flavors & Fragrances, a facility that spans the better part of a Midtown office floor, has more bottles lying around than a frat house on Sunday. advertisement advertisement There are about 84,000 of them, each filled with a potent oil, divided up among the lab’s 28 bays. Every time some rich banker prowls around town wearing Calvin Klein’s Eternity or a debutante trails Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love across an Upper East Side penthouse party, they are rewarding the labors of IFF’s team of perfumers. Both scents were made here. “But yesterday was a big Axe day, I can tell you,” Veronique Ferval, IFF’s creative center manager, tells me. “You could walk around and could smell . . .” . . . a high-school locker room? But she’s cut off by Ann Gottlieb, the woman who oversees all Axe scents. IFF is currently trying to win the contract for Axe’s 2014 scent … [Read more...] about Axe’s Highly Scientific, Typically Outrageous And Totally Irresistible Selling Of Lust
Between 1928 and 2021, the S&P 500 generated positive returns during 62 calendar years. In other words, the broad market gained ground about two years out of every three. Those aren't bad odds for investors. But over the same time period, the S&P 500 also generated a total return of approximately 10% per year. Thus, while your holdings may go up or down in any given year, your odds of generating a profit with a diversified portfolio improve as your investing time frame gets longer. That illustrates the importance of a buy-and-hold mindset. Rather than trying to time the market, focus on investing in high-quality stocks for the long haul. For instance, Airbnb ( NASDAQ:ABNB ) and MercadoLibre ( NASDAQ:MELI ) are growing quickly, and both could make you richer over the next decade . Image source: Airbnb. The case for Airbnb The pandemic has significantly altered the course of numerous industries -- few of them more than travel and tourism. Far more … [Read more...] about Want to Get Richer? 2 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for the Next Decade
Gavet, photographed on the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, in Moscow, is that rare outsider who has thrived in Russia’s insular business community. | Photo by Yuri Kozyrev “We will have dinner,” Maelle Gavet says. “And you will see the girls.” advertisement advertisement “The girls?” I ask. “I told you I’d show you the nightlife of Moscow” is Gavet’s riddle of a reply. “I will show you the nightlife of Moscow.” Gavet–CEO of Russia’s largest e-commerce company, Ozon Holdings , and the closest thing this country has to a Jeff Bezos–is taking me to Soho Rooms, one of the city’s hottest nightclubs, and then we’ll be off to a few more clubs. If we’re still upright by 8 a.m., we plan to check out a pretty cool after-hours spot she knows about. “Or you can go home if you get too tired,” she adds. advertisement advertisement It’s 10 p.m. in Moscow on a sticky May night. The sun is just going down. And as Gavet’s driver–a … [Read more...] about Is This The Jeff Bezos Of Russia?
In this weekend conversation, Tom and David Gardner, co-founders of The Motley Fool, talk about things including: How investing fits into the pursuit of becoming smarter, happier, and richer. The importance of being a lifelong learner and investor. Using index funds and how to approach buying individual stocks. Two core Motley Fool approaches -- Rule Breaker and Everlasting investing philosophies. Setting the right expectations for returns. Mastering the mindset of investing and managing volatility. You can follow Tom and David on Twitter @TomGardnerFool and @davidgfool. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center . To get started investing, check out our quick-start guide to investing in stocks . A full transcript follows the video. This video was recorded on Jan. 08, 2022. David Gardner: There's no substitute for being invested with skin in the game in the world at large, and it does have you, once … [Read more...] about How to Invest — and Why — With Tom and David Gardner
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today's Social Security column addresses questions about whether to file early when taking spousal benefits, non-W-2 income and the monthly earnings test and other questions about early spousal benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry answers here . Have Social Security questions of your own you’d like answered? Ask Larry about Social Security here . When Should My Wife File For Social Security Spousal Benefits? Hi Larry, I turned 65 last December and plan to start drawing social security in June. I stopped working completely in January 2020 — does that mean there will be a reduction in benefits? Also, my spouse doesn’t have enough credits to claim a Social Security retirement benefit on her own. Assuming she outlives me, is there any way that her widow's benefits will be … [Read more...] about Ask Larry: What Is The Highest Possible Social Security Retirement Benefit Rate?