Tag: Discrimination

Do AI-powered lending algorithms silently discriminate? This initiative aims to find out

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. Our system of providing credit has a well-documented history of discrimination that in many cases has made financing more expensive, predatory or non-existant, for non-white consumers.  For the past several years, financial technology, or fintech, […]

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Child Marriage Kills Over 60 Girls a Day Globally and Six Daily in South Asia: Report

Child marriage kills more than 60 girls a day globally and six girls a day in South Asia, according to a new analysis released on International Day of the Girl Child that claimed over an estimated 22,000 girls a year are dying from pregnancy and childbirth resulting from child marriage. The report by Save The […]

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I’m 50 and considering an early retirement. I want a vibrant place with moderate-left demographics where I can stretch out my savings

I’m a single, 50-year-old bicultural gay man considering an early semi-retirement due to ageism in my profession. I have $3.5 million in taxable investments (including the appreciation of my home) that I’d like to stretch as far as possible. Can you recommend a few U.S. cities that offer a robust medical infrastructure, vibrant cultural activities, […]

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The Villages is a retirement ‘paradise’—so why is that a problem?

We learned from the 2020 U.S. Census that the fastest-growing metro area in the nation is The Villages, a master-planned retirement community in central Florida. In a demographically changing and urbanizing America, this dominantly white, politically conservative stronghold bucked the trend as retirees lured by warm winters, pastel-hued homes, golf carts and pickleball courts flocked […]

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Sexual harassment at work can cost survivors up to $1.3 million over a lifetime

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has refused to resign despite a damning state attorney general report into allegations of sexual harassment released Tuesday. Workplace sexual harassment can have many intangible psychological and physical consequences, but survivors also face concrete financial costs in the near and long term, according to a new report published […]

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