government shutdown


  • GET A LOAN: Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that he didn't understand why federal workers, who are about to miss their second paycheck due to the government shutdown, are turning to food banks, NPR reports. According to Ross, these folks should get bridge loans instead. 

  • RAISE RULES: Women are far more likely to ask other women for raises than they are to ask men for those raises, new research shows, according to Aeon

  • WAGE GAP: And in more dismal wage gap news, the most common ways companies identify a gap between what they pay men and women could be faulty, according to the Harvard Business Review

  • ILLUSTRIOUS ERROR: American Illustration, a yearly collection of art, attempted to highlight the gender divide between men and women's works in this year's collection. However, the group's choice to make women's images 17 percent smaller than those created by men is not sitting well with the art community. Check out these Twitter threads to learn more.

  • GROWTH SLOWS: The U.S. economy is growing at a slower rate thanks to the government shutdown, CNBC reports.

  • FRIDAY INSPO: Paying off your credit card is a form of self-care, per some Twitterinspo


  • SHUTDOWN CONTINUES: And things are getting dire for federal workers who are working without pay. While corporations are attempting to lighten the load for these workers, the fact remains that they have gone two pay periods without receiving money, Vox reports. 

  • ECHOING EFFECTS: The shutdown also affects domestic violence shelters, which are cutting services because they aren't receiving the federal funding they need to stay open, the Huffington Post reports.

  • REMEMBERING BOGLE: Jack Bogle, the creator of Vanguard and the man who made it much easier for individuals to invest in the stock market, has died,Institutional Investor reports.  

  • MORGAN STANLEY SUIT: A Morgan Stanley banker who was fired after her maternity leave has written to the company's CEO asking to get out of her arbitration so she can sue the company, Bloomberg reports. 

  • BE BETTER: Companies often say they are committed to diversity, but they often aren't all that supportive of their black workers. The Harvard Business Review has some ideas on how companies can do better by their workers of color.