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Can Low or Unpaid Internships Seek Back Pay?

We’ve all heard about how internships can be helpful for students to gain professional experience and maybe even gain a full-time job after the internship is over. However, not all internships have provided interns with the professional knowledge and skills necessary to...
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IDA Accounts Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

For many years, domestic violence has been an issue among many females. Whether it’s physical or emotional abuse, the scars of domestic violence aren’t easily healed even after the relationship is over. What’s more is that oftentimes women feel trapped in their relationships due...
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Seniors Increasingly Becoming Successful Business Owners

Starting a new business can be pretty scary, especially if you’ve already built your brand in a totally different career field. For a lot of seniors, the standard 9 to 5 job isn’t as appealing as it once was. In fact, an AARP survey finds that 15 percent of workers between the...
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Can a Co-Signer Cause a Default on Your Private Student Loan?

When signing up for a private student loan, you would not expect that a co-signer could hurt or jeopardize your credit. Since private student loans tend to have higher interest rates, oftentimes student borrowers get a co-signer in order to reduce those rates. After 2008, the...
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Consumers Get a Second Chance to Defend Net Neutrality

Open internet advocates see net neutrality as an important component of a free and accessible internet. They assert that a regulated internet would destroy its very purpose, which is to provide a space where ideas and information can circulate freely. However, a pending decision...
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Why Housing Reform Needs to Include Affordable Credit for Minorities

Right now, there are several legislative proposals in Washington aimed at revamping the mortgage market. Of note, Senators Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) recently presented a housing finance reform bill that aims to eliminate the GSEs, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and...
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The Inequalities Behind Access to Paid Leave

Though it might seem like common sense to provide every employee with paid time off for emergency situations, paid leave is not as common as one might think. According to new research, paid leave is even less likely for low-wage, Hispanic and part-time workers. Due to these...
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Women’s Unemployment Increases In Spite of Job Gains

Over the years, there have been many successes for women in the workplace, particularly for younger women. Data shows that younger women are starting their careers better educated than males, are earning more money than their mothers and grandmothers did, and have entered the...
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