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GOP Senate Candidate Puts Colorado Democrats Off-Balance

online.wsj.com — GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.-Rep. Cory Gardner isn't the Senate candidate Democrats were expecting to face-and that fact is driving this year's race here. Freshman Sen. Mark Udall and his fellow Colorado Democrats planned their campaign imagining a contest against Ken Buck, a tea-party Republican with a history of making controversial comments.

Video Report: Colorado Outcome Could Be Sneak Peek at 2016

blogs.wsj.com — DENVER- A heated Senate race in Colorado might just be a sneak preview to see which party has what it takes to win the presidency in 2016. It's the only Senate race where two candidates, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep.

2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky?

blogs.wsj.com — Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? The hottest race of the 2014 midterms pits Ms. Grimes, a Democrat and Kentucky's secretary of state, against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the shrewdest political tacticians in Congress.

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

blogs.wsj.com — More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick. Nearly half of Americans, 49.5%, lived in a household where at least one person was receiving some type of government benefit in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Census Department data.

One Canadian Employer Spends 13 Years to Close Gender Gap in Pay

online.wsj.com — Should female secretaries be paid at the same rate as male landscapers? That was one of the many questions facing McGill University in Montreal as it launched a sweeping program, required by Quebec law, to ensure gender pay equity among its roughly 12,000 full-time equivalent employees.

We Asked a Male Executive How He Balances Work and Family

blogs.wsj.com — Top female executives get this question all the time: How do you balance work and family? So when PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz stopped by The Wall Street Journal after a recent White House summit on working families, we turned the tables and asked him how he does it.

Matt Lauer Explains the GM Mom Question

blogs.wsj.com — When NBC News' Matt Lauer scored an interview with Mary Barra, chief executive of embattled General Motors , he probably didn't expect to find himself in the hot seat. But that's exactly what has happened since Lauer's Today Show interview with the GM CEO Thursday, after he asked her if she could be both a good mother and a good chief executive.

Sallie Krawcheck Looks to Ellevate With New Venture

blogs.wsj.com — Former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck is on to her next investment. Ms. Krawcheck's women's network, formerly 85 Broads, relaunched Tuesday evening as the Ellevate Network. Wednesday morning the group announced a new index fund comprising companies that have better-than-average gender diversity in their top ranks.

Financial Advisers Need to Improve at Serving Women, Study

blogs.wsj.com — Women hold the purse strings to $11.2 trillion in assets in the U.S., and financial institutions are failing to capitalize on it, according to a new report.

Pay Survey: Women CEOs Cash In

blogs.wsj.com — Like their male counterparts, female chief executives notched some hefty paydays in 2013. The women featured in The Wall Street Journal's annual survey of CEO pay roughly kept pace with male chiefs. Overall, chief executives at the 300 largest public companies earned a median of $11.4 million last year.
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Oct 22, 2014

Coffee is good for extroverts, wine is good for introverts & other fun personality facts from @DrBrianRLittle on.wsj.com/1ov9brX

Oct 21, 2014

Indeed RT @moorehn: Many congratulations to both @thestalwart and @tyrangiel on what should be a fascinating and innovative new partnership.

Oct 21, 2014

"You kind of get a sense that he’s taken a 5-Hour Energy drink before you talk to him" on.wsj.com/1ny4IUq

Oct 21, 2014

RT @aaronzitner: Meet the former Marine who is leading the charge for the GOP in Kansas. A lively read from @kristinapet ! on.wsj.com/1ny4IUq

Oct 21, 2014

RT @bryan_johnson: This conversation between @SaraMurray & @Mims perfectly describes what I'm trying to do with the @OSFund. http://t.co/tP…

Oct 21, 2014

1 in 5 unmarried young men think having sex standing up is a form of birth control. Hint: IT IS NOT bit.ly/1uzEQF2

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