Rep. Grace Meng, D-NY, participates in the House Democratic women news conference to mark "Equal Pay Day" on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
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Business Latest: Will talking about women’s pay increase it?

 

ADVOCATES BET TALKING ABOUT WOMEN’S PAY WILL INCREASE IT BUT WILL IT REALLY WORK?: President Obama is expected to sign an order this week to prevent federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss wages, a move advocates believe will help reduce the stigma of discussing wages and perhaps work to close the pay gap for men and women doing the same job. But some wonder if men and women will really start sharing W-2s over cocktails, and whether it will breed animosity or respect if they do. Read more

STAY-AT-HOME MOMS: YOUNGER, POORER THAN WORKING MOMS: The share of moms who don’t work outside the home has risen in recent years, but that appears to be driven in part by moms who are home because they can’t find a job that pays well enough to do paid work. In general, moms at home are younger, have less education and are far more likely to be in poverty than moms who work. Read more

CONGRESSIONAL PAY: Carol Roth takes issue with Rep. Jim Moran’s claim that Congress is underpaid. Here’s what they really need, she says. Read more

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