Economy

Economy

Party Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending for Host Cities

Travel
Attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities this year. ...
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Murray Introduces Bill to Increase Opportunity for Women and Minorities in STEM

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Politics
The Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act would provide support to increase the number of women and minorities entering STEM fields. ...
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More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market, Study

National
Five years into the economic recovery, things are looking up for young adults in the U.S. labor market. ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Could Boost Wedding Industry by $2.5 Billion

National
The newly expanded marriage rights provide a tremendous economic opportunity for the $51 billion wedding industry, which currently employs over 800,000 people nationwide. ...
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LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Risk of Living in Poverty, Study

Top News Health
A new report details ways in which a wide array of legal failures, combined with the disparities faced by people of color, result in higher poverty rates. ...
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Murray: $1.8 Million for Neighborhood Business Districts

A total of $75,000 in facade improvements will be granted to Rainier Beach and Columbia City to develop a more welcoming environment for customers.
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A total of $75,000 in facade improvements will be granted to Rainier Beach and Columbia City to develop a more welcoming environment for customers. ...
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States Without Same-Sex Marriage Missing Out on $750 Million, New Study

This map shows where marriage is currently legal (yellow) and where it is not (blue).
Top News Politics
The resource estimates that the nationwide economic boost from marriage of same-sex couples could be up to $2.6 billion in just the first three years. ...
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Study: $334 Million Economical Boost with Recent Marriage Rulings

Marriage equality will boost the economy, according to a new study by the Williams Institute.
Top News Politics
Research from the Williams Institute suggests an estimated 45,000 same-sex couples will likely marry in the next three years, generating $334 million. ...
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Report Finds Significantly Higher Rates of Poverty Among LGBT Americans

Top News National
A new report paints a stark picture of added financial burdens faced by LGBT Americans because of anti-LGBT laws at the national, state and local levels. ...
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Energize the Workforce

Top News Politics National
Of the more than 50 million new American jobs projected to be created by 2018, 30 million will require post-secondary education. ...
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