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The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Euro-agony grinds on

PARIS, April 15 (UPI) -- The euro crisis is looking like death by a thousand cuts. Just when you thought Cyprus was resolved, a new crisis has broken out in Portugal..
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Bookkeeper overbooked but not raising fees

Bookkeeper overbooked but not raising fees

ATLANTA {WOMENSENEWS}--Dee Jay Beard earns slightly less than the average bookkeeper and is bursting with business. She could probably ask for more, but so many of her clients are small businesses that suffered in the economic downturn that she's kept her fees in check.
By Diane Loupe
Femen's Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism

Femen's Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The April 4 agitations of the breast-baring iconoclasts serve few Muslim feminists. Many of us are pro-women and pro-Islam and we insist on that fusion.
By Hajer Naili
Equal pay isn't enough; let's also make it fair

Equal pay isn't enough; let's also make it fair

{WOMENSENEWS}--On April 9 we mark Equal Pay Day, a time for spurring the modernization of the Equal Pay Act. But let's not stop there. Let's also attack the problems of low-paid work and volatile scheduling that hold back millions of female workers.
By Melissa Josephs

Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Printing more money

PARIS, April 8 (UPI) -- We live in the age of central bankers, and hope they know what they are doing.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
SAT revision stokes fears of wider math gap

SAT revision stokes fears of wider math gap

{WOMENSENEWS}--As the college test-prep industry buzzes with anticipation over the new exam, some tutors and college admissions counselors say there's a chance the decades' long trend in higher male math scores could intensify.
By Nancy Zeldis
Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

Islamic extremists alarm secular women in Tunisia

{WOMENSENEWS}--Tensions are rising between secular Tunisian women and political Islam. "There is no room for the opposition and women to participate in building the country we want," says one critic.
By Hajer Naili
Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

Shirin Ebadi urges Arab women to keep the faith

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The 2003 Iranian Nobel Laureate said that the main obstacle for post-revolutionary Arab women is a "patriarchal culture" that imposes a false interpretation on Islam.
By Hajer Naili
Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

Sex ed effective for India's unschooled teens

NEW DELHI {WOMENSENEWS}--And that can be life-saving in a place such as Gujarat, India, where 40 percent of brides are under 20 and anemia is a major threat. A three-year awareness campaign shows how much can be changed by education and information.
By Swapna Majumdar

Commentary: Russia's Treasure Island

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Cyprus was headquarters for Russia’s new class of wealthy entrepreneurs – until disaster struck last month.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

An anniversary year

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- This is a great year for anniversaries, including the resignation of the British minister for war in an espionage scandal.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

At the end, Betty Friedan broadened her vision

{WOMENSENEWS}Betty Friedan's parting words: "We didn't challenge the system enough." She helped start the women's revolution but came to realize--along with many of us--that the problem everyone faced was economic predators.
By Lucy Komisar
Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

Supporters of Plan B flashmob NYC store

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--The decision in a lawsuit for unrestricted access to the drug for women under 18, brought by the National Women 's Liberation against the government, is expected any day.
By Maggie Freleng
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