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Retails struggles are falling entirely on women

As if the persistent wage gap between women and men weren’t enough, women have also been disproportionately hammered by the wave of job losses hitting US retail.

Between October 2016 and October 2017, the retail industry lost 54,300 jobs, according to an analysis of data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). That net decline is tied directly to the jobs lost by women. During that period, women lost 160,300 jobs, while men actually gained 106,000 jobs.

The analysis looked back at retail employment since just before the recession in 2008. Generally, changes in the number of jobs held by men have preceded a similar trend for women. Men’s employment started to fall in 2007, and then women’s followed. Men’s employment then rebounded in 2010, and women’s picked up after. But 2017 has diverged completely from that pattern.



The Downright Ugliest Holiday Sweaters To Wear This Season

by Jeremy Nguyen

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What's the Difference?

The Onion tells the Truth, again

GOP Leaders Celebrate Decisive Win Over Americans

WASHINGTON—In the wake of the $1.5 trillion tax bill’s historic passage in both the House and the Senate, GOP leaders reportedly celebrated Wednesday their decisive win over everyday American citizens. “This is a monumental victory not only for us, but for everyone struggling under the reign of the average American,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, adding that party leaders made a promise to “take a stand against ordinary U.S. citizens,” before cracking open a bottle of champagne and proudly declaring that “today, we delivered.” “Of course, the fight against the people of this country is not yet over. We won this battle, but the war is still to come. However, if we carry on with the same vigor demonstrated today in our widely opposed tax overhaul, I know that we will prevail over Americans time and time again.” GOP leaders also expressed confidence that they would achieve another dominant victory over the American people as they push to close the deficit by cutting food stamp programs, Social Security, and Medicare.


Tom the Dancing Bug Toon : Where the Wild Trumps Are

Researchers find moth last seen 130 years ago

A moth masquerading as a shimmering blue bee has been rediscovered after 130 years. A damaged museum specimen collected in 1887 is the only previous evidence such a creature existed, The Guardian reports. Now, Polish researchers have spotted 12 of the oriental clearwing moths in Malaysia’s lowland rainforest collecting salts and minerals among the bees they look, act, and sound like. But how much longer this lost species lingers is tenuous, the researchers suggest in Tropical Conservation Science. The moth’s habitat is disappearing from rapid deforestation.



McConnell Says Tax Overhaul Is His Second-Greatest Achievement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he considers the landmark tax legislation poised to pass Congress this week as only the second-greatest achievement of his career.

The Kentucky Republican said he’s proudest of ensuring a Republican-nominated justice could replace Antonin Scalia -- which McConnell made possible by refusing to let former President Barack Obama fill the position during his last year in office.

"For me personally, it would be Neil Gorsuch and the changes we’re making in the circuit courts," McConnell said in an interview Tuesday. "But this would be a really close second," he said referring to the tax bill.


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