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More than 1,000 TSA employees still owed back pay

More than a month after the longest government shutdown in US history ended, a significant number of Transportation Security Administration employees still have not received all of the back-pay they are owed.

Why layoffs hit women and minorities hardest

When a company is going through layoffs, women and minority employees don't always stand an equal chance. Research shows these groups of workers are labeled redundant or non-essential more frequently than their white male colleagues.

How to tell your boss you need time off for therapy

Anna Swenson has been in therapy for seven years to help her manage her depression and anxiety. But until taking her most recent job six months ago, she'd never discussed it at work. When she had her weekly appointment, she'd sneak out of the office. She worried that in her previous workplaces, people would resent her for taking the time out from a hectic workday. Some, she worried, may even see the appointment as a value judgment on her skills or her sanity.

Ivanka Trump's next policy push: Paid family leave

Ivanka Trump was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a series of meetings on the administration's paid family leave initiative, which appears to be her next major policy push following last week's women's economic empowerment initiative.

Hiring boomed in January

The US economy added 304,000 jobs in January, a surprisingly strong month of hiring as employers continue to bring in new workers.

CDC: These jobs have highest suicide rates in the US

Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.

Fed leaves rates unchanged, signals December hike

The continued strength of the American economy made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will stick to its plans to raise rates in December, part of a strategy to keep growth on an even keel into 2019.

GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees

General Motors is offering buyouts to more than a third of its white collar staff in the United States, as the company transitions to self-driving vehicles and other new technologies.