'Tom Perez has guts': US labor secretary being eyed as Clinton's running mate

Perez has spent his years at the helm of the labor department fighting for paid leave, overtime pay and visiting workers on the ground – and he’s not done yet

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PayPal on the defensive after 'male ally' panel on gender equality is criticized online

Event organizers said discussion intended for ‘male allies’ at online payment company to participate with women on gender issues in the workplace

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College-educated women earn $8,000 less a year than men as gap widens

The gender wage gap among 2016 graduates has increased, as men make about $4 more an hour than women, according to Economic Policy Institute study

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Rental site Airbnb purged more than 1,000 listings to avoid criticism from NYC officials

Entire-home listings were targeted for removal as the home-sharing tech company was facing intense criticism from New York authorities over its service

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Unions brace for Supreme Court case that could 'bankrupt' their influence

Last year the US supreme court handed major victories to liberal Americans, legalising gay marriage and throwing out a challenge to Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reforms. But 2016 may be less kind. On Monday the justices will begin to hear a case that labor leaders argue could “bankrupt” public-sector unions and geld one of the most powerful forces in politics.

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Stock in weapons manufacturers doubled in 2015 as panicky consumers loaded up on guns

Stock markets around the world closed down on the last trading day of 2015, with the Dow suffering its first annual drop since 2008. But for the two largest stock market-listed gun manufacturers 2015 has been another great year – their value has doubled.

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'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch and mother busted after ordering Domino's pizza in Puerto Vallarta

Ethan and Tonya Couch went missing after video allegedly showed 18-year-old violating probation for drunk-driving accident that killed four people

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Donald Trump changes his tune on wages after being blasted by Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump, billionaire Republican presidential frontrunner, has changed his mind about wages: Americans aren’t earning enough.

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Making $200,000 and up is not enough -- even the rich live paycheck to paycheck

Private schools, divorce and basic necessities -- about 25 percent of people making six-figure salaries say they are struggling

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Guns top Christmas wish lists and the industry seems to be booming

Shop owners across the US have reported a marked increase in interest over the holiday season, and gun background checks hit a new record on Black Friday

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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli calls arrest 'real injustice' and blames it on AIDS drug price hike

Ex-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO claims his arrest is ‘definitely not something I deserve’ as Twitter account hackers rename his profile ‘Martin the God’

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US expats in Europe 'feel the Bern' and threaten never to return if Trump wins

Proud Democrats impressed with Bernie Sanders but when voting time comes, supporters overseas say they are sticking with Hillary Clinton

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'Poverty pay' leads Walmart employees to skip lunch – or steal it from coworkers

Workers group Our Walmart announces 15-day fast to protest company’s wages, demanding $15 an hour and full-time schedules ahead of busy holiday season

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When 'real life' got lost in impossible workplace demands, these people turned to Workaholics Anonymous

WA has been around since the 1980s, but groups still thrive as people struggle with a work-life balance exacerbated by technology’s ability to make sure we are always available

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'Wealth therapy': The top one percent turn to counseling because it's hard being a rich person

It’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Clay Cockrell is sitting in his office at Columbus Circle across the street from 1 Central Park West, which houses Trump International Hotel and Tower. In front of the tower is Central Park, where Cockrell holds his popular walk and talk therapy sessions .

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