Television Retail Networks Merge, While the White House Has a Major Wage Gap (Is Anyone Shocked?)

  • TV-READY DEAL: TV retail juggernaut QVC has agreed to acquire rival HSN for $2 billion. Interesting news for an industry that has almost exclusively moved online.
  • MARKET MOVES: The stock market fell to its lowest point since May on Thursday, July 6. This is because central banks (Wall Street speak for state-owned banks) have gotten more hawkish in recent months, signaling that they will raise interest rates. 
  • ALPHA RISING: Stock news site TheStreet launched a new series featuring women redefining business,  
  • FUN GIGS: A new Pew Foundation survey found that most people who join the gig economy do it for fun, rather than to make money. 
  • THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE: This read is an old one, but good. An author discusses the ongoing joke about women being bad with money - and why it's total bullshit.
  • LEAST SURPRISING NEWS EVER?: The Trump White House has a glaring wage gap. Is anyone actually surprised about this?
  • CROWDFUNDING LEAVE: Moms in the U.S. are starting to crowdfund leave from their jobs. Why? Could it be that we have abysmal leave policies? And that Ivanka Trump's posturing has little impact on actual policy?
  • EMOTIONAL LABOR IS REAL: And women in tech can't be the only employees to press for change. This Bloomberg article shares why.

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #10