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AP Graphic shows Pew study results on workplace equality

Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment […]

12/11/2013

American filmmaker John Sayles arrives for the photo call at 58th San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian northern Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)

John Sayles gives his film archives to U-Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Iconoclastic American filmmaker John Sayles has donated decades of documents, images, props and other material to the University of Michigan for an archive covering his 34-year directorial career, the school […]

10/08/2013

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they […]

09/19/2013

Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who now works as a peer specialist and counselor for the Cook County Sheriff's Department, speaks to female inmates at a meeting of Prostitution Anonymous at the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners […]

09/03/2013

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

US consumer sentiment reaches 6-year high in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident about the economy than at any time since July 2007, a survey found, suggesting consumers will spend more and accelerate growth in the months ahead. The University of […]

07/26/2013

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Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio […]

05/13/2013

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities rose 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, reversing a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013

More women have driver's licenses than men in US

WASHINGTON (AP) – Women are passing men on the nation’s roads. A study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute says more women have driver’s licenses than men. That’s a reversal of the longtime […]

11/12/2012

The day's business recap

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON (AP) — Wall Street’s key averages were little changed today, capping a negative week. The Dow gained nearly 4 points to 13,107. The S&P 500 fell 1 point, while the Nasdaq […]

10/26/2012

US consumer confidence at highest level in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – A survey shows consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level in five years, an encouraging sign for the still-weak economy The University of Michigan’s final index of October consumer sentiment […]

10/26/2012

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