Walmart Raises Wages For Some, Fires Others With No Notice

  • WALMART: After announcing raises and bonuses for Walmart workers, the company closed 63 Sam's Club stores, giving little notice to its workers, CNBCreports. 
  • BIG SURPRISE: Women are turning their backs on lucrative jobs in Silicon Valley because of discrimination and pay discrepancies, Marketwatch reports. 
  • SCOUT STUFF: The Girl Scouts announced this week that they're adding 23 new badges focused on STEM to encourage girls in science and tech, USA Today reports. 
  • WALL STREET SEXISM: Haven't heard much #metoo from Wall Street workers? There's a reason, according to the New Yorker. A rigged system allows powerful firms to keep sexual harassment quiet.
  • ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD: Except, apparently, for Michelle Williams, who was paid just $1,000 for the reshoot of the film, All The Money in the World. By comparison, her co-star Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million, USA Todayreports. 
  • LENDING RULES: The Trump administration has plans to change rules for banks that mandate lending to low-income borrowers, the Wall Street Journal reports. It could make it more difficult for people in low-income areas to receive loans. 
  • RECOMMENDED READING: Not every hobby has to be a side hustle, Ann Friedman writes for The Cut

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #36

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