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Is a $15 Per Hour Federal Minimum Wage on the Horizon?

The national minimum wage has sat at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Someone who works a full-time minimum wage job makes just over $15,000 a year. With the average rate for apartment rental in the U.S. costing close to $1,500 a month, there’s no way to survive on that salary…

Puerto Rico in crisis

Puerto Rico Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Wave of Gender-Based Violence; Twitter Launches New “Birdwatch” Community to Combat Misinformation; and More

Puerto Rico declares “State of Emergency” over recent wave of killings targeting women and transgender individuals. Newly sworn in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has declared that Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency following a recent wave of gender-based violence across the territory. According to CNN, “At least 60 direct…

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New Cigna Study Shows Integrated Medical, Pharmacy and Behavioral Benefit Design Delivers Better Health Outcomes and Improves Affordability

Originally published at cigna.com. Cigna ranked No. 42 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020. Taking a whole-person approach to health by integrating Cigna medical, pharmacy and behavioral benefits drives better health engagement, outcomes and lowers total health care costs, according to Cigna’s fifth annual Value of Integration study,…

Accenture and Salesforce Expand Partnership To Help Companies Embed Sustainability Into the Core of Their Business

Originally published at newsroom.accenture.com. Accenture ranked No. 5 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Accenture and Salesforce are expanding their alliance to help companies embed sustainability into their business, meet growing customer and stakeholder expectations, and contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The…

President Biden enacts historic legislation

President Biden Continues Making History Just Days Into Office; the Disappearance of Racially Biased Standardized Testing for College Acceptance; and More

President Biden’s new administration continues to enact legislation at a breakneck pace. As the administration of 46th President Joe Biden starts its first full week in control of the White House, legislation setting a new course for the country continues to be approved at a record rate. Among the actions…

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