Female soldiers training on a firing range. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Army tests both women, men in combat fitness study

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills Wednesday aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are […]


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White House promotes economic issues facing women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama’s 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a host of economic issues facing women, a key voting bloc in […]


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Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

ATLANTA (AP) – Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday. “Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at […]



Self-defense tips from an expert to ward off would-be kidnappers

You likely heard about the three Cleveland women who were found alive — all of whom had been kidnapped and missing for about a decade. With that in mind, Bob talks with Davis Dulnuan, general manager of KMW Training Centers™ in Sherman Oaks, about how women can defend themselves from would-be kidnappers.


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Nell Merlino on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Nell Merlino, the Founder, President and CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, which is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million dollar enterprises. She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work.”


Many young women live with men first, marry later

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy, they weren’t married. That’s the finding of a government survey released Thursday.


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Opportunities for California women and girls

Where are the opportunities and what are the biggest challenges facing women and girls in California today? These answers and more have been revealed in new research published by Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Click here to read the full report.


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Sheryl Sandberg book raises philosophical questions

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s first book is about a strategy to help women in the workplace improve their career paths. But CEO Shirley Engelmeier is questioning that message. Click to listen to this interview as she explains why.


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‘Feminist call to arms’ causes controversy

Sharing her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the book by Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, “Lean In,” is UCLA’s Dr. Rachel Lee. Click here to listen to an interview.



Sister soldiers

Are women ready for frontline combat? ABC’s Cecilia Vega shows you what it takes to be a woman on the front lines.




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