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42% of US employees have experienced or seen racism at work. It’s the latest example of how diversity efforts are falling short, especially in America.

February is Black History Month. While the country continues to become racially diverse, many workers of colour experience discrimination based on their skin colour. A survey by Glassdoor found 43% of US employees have seen or experienced racism at work. Surveys from McKinsey and SAP have also pointed to lagging […]
42% of US employees have experienced or seen racism at work. It’s the latest example of how diversity efforts are falling short, especially in America.
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A Detroit university just agreed to provide city high school grads free tuition — and it’s pointing to a nationwide trend toward lessening the burden of college costs

Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, just announced a plan to provide free tuition for area high school graduates. The Detroit Free Press first reported the news. Michigan is in the top ten worst states for student loan debt, and state schools charge slightly higher tuition than the national […]
A Detroit university just agreed to provide city high school grads free tuition — and it’s pointing to a nationwide trend toward lessening the burden of college costs
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10 things that make a city child-friendly

Cities can be hubs for culture, entertainment, and innovation, but they aren’t always the best places to raise children. A good public school system, affordable housing, and accessible transportation are all crucial factors in parents’ decision to stay in the city or flock to the suburbs to raise kids. Here […]
10 things that make a city child-friendly
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The 25 best companies for women to work at, ranked

Job-listing hub InHerSight revealed the top 25 companies for working women, according to female employee ratings. Major companies like Salesforce, Intuit, Google, and American Express made the list. HR tech company Ultimate Software took the top spot. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Work is still challenging for women […]
The 25 best companies for women to work at, ranked
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20 jobs popular in 2000 that have almost disappeared

The American economy has changed since 2000, as globalization and the rise of the internet have transformed entire sectors. We found 20 industries that employed lots of Americans at the turn of the millennium that are a fraction of the size today. The hardest-hit sectors are manufacturing industries like apparel […]
20 jobs popular in 2000 that have almost disappeared
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The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds

Trump’s decision to pull US forces from Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on October 6 left the civil-war-torn country open to Turkish attack, which followed on October 9. Syria has been caught in a civil war since 2011 – some 500,000 people have perished and 12 million have been displaced, […]
The situation in Syria, explained in 30 seconds
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7 things you might not realise teachers have to do after the school day ends

Teaching can be an extremely time-consuming career. Though the average American school day is only six and a half hours, teachers often spend additional hours grading, prepping school lessons, and giving students individualized help. Here are seven things teachers have to do long after the end-of-day school bell rings. Visit […]
7 things you might not realise teachers have to do after the school day ends
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20 common jobs where the paycheck keeps getting smaller every year

The US economy is always changing as new businesses grow and others decline. Using Census data, we found 20 industries where workers’ incomes have fallen dramatically in the last few decades. Chiropractors used to be very well paid back in the day. Not so much now. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
20 common jobs where the paycheck keeps getting smaller every year
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Our relationship with trade is badly broken. Can we fix it?

Zach Silk is the President of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast. He is an experienced social change maker and civic entrepreneur and is a nationally recognised strategist, organiser, and campaign executive. In this opinion piece, he argues that Donald Trump outperformed in states like Michigan […]
Our relationship with trade is badly broken. Can we fix it?
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The 15 hottest office trends of 2019

Digital business publication FitSmallBusiness released a report on 15 millennial workplace trends. Some hot trends include sustainability programs, gender-inclusive bathrooms, and corporate retreats. Company “Summer Fridays,” or closing offices early at the end of the week so employees can enjoy longer weekends, saw a 9% increase between 2018 to 2019. […]
The 15 hottest office trends of 2019
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The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer

Some cities are simply better suited for freelancing. A report from neighbourhoods.com ranked the best US cities for freelancers using five measures: rent, internet speed, taxes, coffee shops, and transportation. Texas (with seven cities) and Florida (with five cities) are the two states that appeared the most on the list. […]
The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer
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A CEO who’s worked with Hillary Clinton to mentor 16,000 female leaders across the world reveals 5 habits all women should adopt immediately to get ahead in the workplace

Alyse Nelson, leadership expert and CEO of Vital Voices, has worked with 16,000 women across the globe to help them achieve success in both public and private organisations. She founded the nonprofit alongside Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright. She revealed to Business Insider the five habits that women need to […]
A CEO who’s worked with Hillary Clinton to mentor 16,000 female leaders across the world reveals 5 habits all women should adopt immediately to get ahead in the workplace
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26 jobs where death is just another part of the workday, and how much they pay

People in some jobs confront death more often than others, such as those on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nurses, EMTs, epidemiologists, and embalmers are all dealing with death during the outbreak, whether it be treating patients infected by coronavirus or conducting research on transmission. Using data from […]
26 jobs where death is just another part of the workday, and how much they pay
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I toured the surprisingly bonkers LinkedIn offices in the Empire State Building, which has a ‘speakeasy’ bar hidden behind a wall of rotary phones. Here’s what it was like.

Business Insider got to take a peek inside LinkedIn’s New York City office within the Empire State Building. The office featured a speakeasy, a full-service cafeteria, game rooms, and a small gym. The office also gave me a clue into the inclusive company culture. Working parents brought their kids in […]
I toured the surprisingly bonkers LinkedIn offices in the Empire State Building, which has a ‘speakeasy’ bar hidden behind a wall of rotary phones. Here’s what it was like.
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11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs

Raising children is expensive no matter what, but whether parents decide to raise them in a city or a suburb can impact the cost significantly. Besides the cost, major differences between raising children in cities and suburbs include transportation, schooling, and housing. Here are 11 major differences between raising kids […]
11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs
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Here’s how many Americans self-identify as American Indian in each state

Thursday is Thanksgiving, but the holiday carries historical baggage. The traditional Thanksgiving story of a peaceful feast between settlers and Native Americans elides the often violent history of encounters between the two groups. According to Census data, many Americans identify as American Indian or Native American. The above map shows […]
Here’s how many Americans self-identify as American Indian in each state
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The 20 cities in the Midwest that Americans are escaping in droves

Many cities in the Midwestern region of the US saw big population outflows over the last decade. We found the 20 metro areas in the Midwest with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 population. Danville, Illinois, saw the largest migration. Visit […]
The 20 cities in the Midwest that Americans are escaping in droves
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The 2019 Hong Kong protests, explained in 30 seconds

Protests erupted in Hong Kong in June over a proposed extradition bill by which Hong Kong residents would be brought to mainland China to be tried. US companies, executives, and even cartoons have gotten involved in the protests. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. What’s been happening in Hong […]
The 2019 Hong Kong protests, explained in 30 seconds
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The 50 most expensive top boarding schools in America

Parents of children enrolled in boarding schools may pay thousands of dollars each year in tuition and boarding costs. The country’s top boarding schools can cost upwards of $US60,000 per year, more than the annual tuition at some colleges or universities. We found the most expensive boarding schools among Niche’s […]
The 50 most expensive top boarding schools in America
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20 jobs popular in the 1950s that are almost gone today

America in the 1950s was a very different place than today. To get a sense of how the economy has changed over the last seven decades, we used Census data to find 20 industries that used to be huge employers in 1950 that are a fraction of their size today. […]
20 jobs popular in the 1950s that are almost gone today
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Amid a company meltdown and employee revolt, WeWork is sponsoring LinkedIn ads offering to help address ‘lagging team morale’

WeWork has at least one promoted ad on LinkedIn offering to advise employers on how to reinvigorate “lagging team morale.” Former WeWork employees have called out the startup for its chaotic company culture, which involved partying, long workdays, and high turnover. Most other LinkedIn ads promote renting the office’s co-working […]
Amid a company meltdown and employee revolt, WeWork is sponsoring LinkedIn ads offering to help address ‘lagging team morale’
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Bank of America’s small business chief tells us the common challenges and opportunities facing her 9 million clients, like growing your team in a tight labour market

The unemployment rate is at record lows, and small businesses are struggling more than ever to fill essential positions. Bank of America’s head of small business says that small firms think creatively about their health care and benefits offerings in order to attract and retain key talent. Local business owners […]
Bank of America’s small business chief tells us the common challenges and opportunities facing her 9 million clients, like growing your team in a tight labour market
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The 20 fastest-shrinking countries in the world

Many countries are expected to face serious demographic headwinds in the decades to come. A new study from researchers of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that almost every country will experience slowing population growth or outright declines by 2100, partly due to dropping fertility […]
The 20 fastest-shrinking countries in the world
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Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons — and its CEO tells us the gun industry’s blowback has been ‘a blessing in disguise’

Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $US5 million worth of assault weapons in 2018 after banning them from its Field & Stream hunting and fishing stores in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Dick’s banned them from its signature big box stores in 2012 following the Sandy Hook massacre. Dick’s CEO Ed […]
Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons — and its CEO tells us the gun industry’s blowback has been ‘a blessing in disguise’
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I’m a CEO with ADHD, and it’s my biggest strength. Here’s why.

Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. He is also the New York Times best-selling author of “Spartan Up” and “Spartan Fit,” and recently released his third book, “The Spartan Way.” As someone with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), De Sena […]
I’m a CEO with ADHD, and it’s my biggest strength. Here’s why.
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THE CHANGING C-SUITE: What the rise of information, data, and tech chiefs in 2019 says about the future of leadership in America’s top companies

Technology leaders within organisations are increasingly tasked with overseeing sweeping digital overhauls. That is giving chief data, information, and technology officers new authority in the C-suite. Business Insider is delving into the trend and uncovering how tech chiefs are navigating the evolving requirements of the roles. These reports can also […]
THE CHANGING C-SUITE: What the rise of information, data, and tech chiefs in 2019 says about the future of leadership in America’s top companies
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Artificial intelligence is slated to disrupt 4.5 million jobs for African Americans, who have a 10% greater likelihood of automation-based job loss than other workers

Automation and AI will disrupt – meaning kill or replace with lower-paying work – 4.5 million jobs held by African Americans by 2030, the consultancy McKinsey estimates. African American workers are at a 10% higher risk to losing their jobs from automation than the general population. Black men without a […]
Artificial intelligence is slated to disrupt 4.5 million jobs for African Americans, who have a 10% greater likelihood of automation-based job loss than other workers
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A tiny Mexican art store in NYC survived 20 years of skyrocketing rents and the nation’s move to online shopping. Now its owner is asking loyal customers for $14,000 to prevent closing for good.

In a city with increasingly expensive rent, a small shop in NYC’s East Village stands out for its vibrancy and longevity. La Sirena captivates tourists and locals with colourful paper banners (papel picado), Frida Kahlo ornaments, and Día de Los Muertos skulls (calaveras). Owner Dina Leor had little knowledge about […]
A tiny Mexican art store in NYC survived 20 years of skyrocketing rents and the nation’s move to online shopping. Now its owner is asking loyal customers for $14,000 to prevent closing for good.
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Take a look at an NYC office that calls itself the ‘future of law,’ where sharks hang from ceilings and meetings are held on repurposed bleachers

Axiom, an alternative legal services provider that calls itself the “future of law” for its innovative approach, is headquartered in New York City. The office has bright orange furniture, open floor plans, glass walls, and playful “shark” decorations to add to its inclusive company culture. Here’s Business Insider’s exclusive look […]
Take a look at an NYC office that calls itself the ‘future of law,’ where sharks hang from ceilings and meetings are held on repurposed bleachers
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The 20 cities in the Northeast that Americans are escaping in droves

Many cities in the Northeastern region of the US saw big population outflows over the last decade. We found the 20 metro areas in the Northeast with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 population. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 20 cities in the Northeast that Americans are escaping in droves
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The 34 greatest (and most recognisable) brand mascots of all time

As any “Mad Men” fan knows, New York’s Madison Avenue is the birthplace of modern advertising. The Madison Avenue Walk of Fame was created in 2004 to honour that history, and to recognise the greatest mascots in advertising each year. 2019’s winners, as voted by online users, were McGruff the […]
The 34 greatest (and most recognisable) brand mascots of all time
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The 40 most attractive companies for business students around the world

Employer branding expert Universum just released its annual rankings of the World’s Most Attractive Employers, based on the responses of college students in the 12 biggest economies in the world. Among business students, traditional consulting, finance, and professional services firms rank highly on the list, but big tech brand names […]
The 40 most attractive companies for business students around the world
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The 25 small US companies with the best work-life balance

Job-listing site Comparably just released its annual ranking of the 25 small businesses where employees have the best work-life balance. California-based businesses dominated the rankings, with companies in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Mountain View. Computer software and IT companies also ranked high. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The 25 small US companies with the best work-life balance
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Financial inequality starts at home — here’s how parents can combat it

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is a Certified Financial Planner and president of Charles Schwab Foundation. She writes that girls and young women still fall behind their male counterparts when it comes to a firm financial start in life. Young women are actually more practical when it comes to everyday financial issues – […]
Financial inequality starts at home — here’s how parents can combat it
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The 15 worst US states for workers

Global anti-poverty nonprofit Oxfam released its 2019 index for the worst states to work in. The organisation ranked states based on their minimum wage, policies that protect workers from discrimination, and how much they allow for unionization. Virginia ranked last. Mississippi, the second worst state to work in, does not […]
The 15 worst US states for workers
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The 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to

Lots of Americans have moved to Florida over the last decade. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the 15 metro areas in the state with the highest net domestic migration between 2010 and 2018. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Americans have been flocking south for decades, […]
The 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to
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The 25 major US companies with the best work-life balance

Job-listing site Comparably just released its annual ranking of the 25 large companies where employees have the best work-life balance. Major retailers like Starbucks and Target boasted good work-life balances. Tech companies like Zoom, Intuit, and Dynatrace also ranked in the top 10 companies. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The 25 major US companies with the best work-life balance
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The industries with the most jobs in 25 major US cities

Call-service provider Moneypenny recently released their analysis of the industries hiring for the most jobs in major US cities. The healthcare and hospital industry had the most open positions in metropolitan cities, followed by retail and information technology. Here are the industries with the most job openings in 25 major […]
The industries with the most jobs in 25 major US cities
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‘It’s a hard story to tell’: Jonathan Safran Foer on how Greta Thunberg, the Impossible Burger, and meatless breakfasts are altering the climate-change narrative for the better

Jonathan Safran Foer’s new nonfiction book, “We Are the Weather,” is tackling climate change, starting with breakfast and lunch. In a phone interview with Business Insider, Foer discussed daily habits, collective action, and the turning point in the fight against climate change. Foer’s book has come out at a time […]
‘It’s a hard story to tell’: Jonathan Safran Foer on how Greta Thunberg, the Impossible Burger, and meatless breakfasts are altering the climate-change narrative for the better
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The 25 small US companies with the happiest employees

Job listing site Comparably compiled a rank of the 25 small and midsize companies in the US with the happiest employees. Many small businesses in big cities like San Francisco and New York made the list, yet some companies in Southern states like Florida and Georgia also ranked high. Workers […]
The 25 small US companies with the happiest employees
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8 best ‘anti-ads’ that sold you a product by telling you not to buy it

Anti-ads are exactly what they sound like: Ads that tell consumers not to buy a product, make some self-referential joke, or poke fun at the concept of advertising itself. Companies like Patagonia, Supreme, and Volkswagen have built their brands with these tactics. Other brands, like Coca-Cola’s failed brand OK Soda, […]
8 best ‘anti-ads’ that sold you a product by telling you not to buy it
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The 25 major US companies with the happiest employees

Job-listing site Comparably just released its annual ranking of the 25 happiest large companies to work for. Tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and LinkedIn topped the list, and other Silicon Valley companies like Intuit and Salesforce made the ranking. Retailers Costco and H-E-B ranked in the top 10 happiest companies. […]
The 25 major US companies with the happiest employees
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11 types of sexualities and their meanings

In June, the Supreme Court decided that antidiscrimination employment protections apply to those who identify as LGBT. That means that you cannot be discriminated against by your employer for your sexual identity. According to sexuality educator, writer, and consultant Jamie LeClaire, sexual identity is the “gender that you are attracted […]
11 types of sexualities and their meanings
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Elon Musk told a conference ‘you don’t need college to learn stuff.’ Here are 20 jobs that will be all the rage in 2028 that don’t require a degree

Elon Musk recently said during the Satellite 2020 conference that “you don’t need college to learn stuff.” Government data suggests there are plenty of high-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree that are poised to see growth over the next decade. We found the 20 high-paying jobs with the […]
Elon Musk told a conference ‘you don’t need college to learn stuff.’ Here are 20 jobs that will be all the rage in 2028 that don’t require a degree
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7 crucial developments from the UN’s sustainability summit, and what they will mean for businesses and our environment

Business Insider attended the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit at United Nations headquarters on Tuesday and Wednesday. The SDGs are a set of interconnected goals for 2030 that are aimed at eliminating politically destabilizing inequality and extreme poverty, and significantly reducing man’s effect on climate change damaging ecosystems. The predominant […]
7 crucial developments from the UN’s sustainability summit, and what they will mean for businesses and our environment
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30 blue-collar jobs with the highest salaries

Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found 30 high-paying blue-collar jobs. The jobs come from sectors like manufacturing, equipment maintenance and repair, and protective services that have traditionally been viewed as blue-collar. Nuclear power reactor operators topped the ranking with a median annual salary of $US100,530. Visit […]
30 blue-collar jobs with the highest salaries
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The 15 worst US states to be a teacher

New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Arizona topped WalletHub‘s annual ranking of the worst states for teachers. Educators across the country have expressed their frustration over rushed district reopening plans, or inadequate resources to bring lessons online. Many states on the list have held protests and strikes over the last few […]
The 15 worst US states to be a teacher