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Slow Economy Adds to Decline of Obama's Youth Vote

July 2, 2012

 

Slow Economy Adds to Decline of Obama's Youth Vote

The youth vote that helped push President Obama into office in 2008 may not be as reliable for November’s election, the New York Times reports. While Americans under 30 still support Obama by a wide margin, the gap narrows when it comes to voters aged 18 to 24, many of whom say they feel disenfranchised and are showing more conservative traits when it comes to the economy.

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Opinion: Women Can Make a Difference in Banking Industry

Qualities long attributed to women, including their tendency to nurture interpersonal relationships, to focus on the long-term rather than the short win and their risk-averse nature, makes them well-suited to help bolster the faltering banking industry, argues Sallie Krawcheck in a Washington Post op-ed. Krawcheck argues that the male-dominated environment in banks may be the root of its problems and that increasing diversity among leadership ranks may help alleviate it.

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Poll: 56 Percent of Latinos Favor Larger Government Role

A majority of Latino voters, 56 percent, believe that the government should be doing more to help those who need it, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll. This is in stark contrast to the general American public, 37 percent of whom say the government should do more. Experts say the findings may indicate that conservative talk of limited or small governments may not resonate as well with the large Latino voter bloc, NBC reports.

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Study: $330K Wage Gap Exists Between Women, Men in PR Field

Women in the public relations industry will earn an average of $330,000 less than men throughout their careers, according to a study by researchers at the San Diego State University. Annually, that comes out to about $8,000 less per year, researchers found.

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