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Columbus Trust Study shows women's trust in leadership declines with age

While sexual harassment cases have swept the nation's attention, the second annual Columbus Trust Study finds that women's trust in an organization's leadership declines with age.
The recently released study does not address sexual harassment but finds that 68 percent of female Baby Boomers trust their company's leaders compared ... (full story)


US trade deficit rises to $48.7 billion on record imports

US trade deficit rises to $48.7 billion on record imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit to $48.7 billion in October, highest since January.
The Commerce Department said last week that the trade gap rose 8.6 percent in October from $44.9 billion in September. Imports hit a record $244.6 billion in October, and exports were unchanged at $195.9 billio ... (full story)


Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

SANT'AGATA, Italy (AP) — Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, a racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on the profits.
Lamborghin ... (full story)


Selecting a broker and biotech stocks



Dear Mr. Berko: I am 32 and recently got a doctorate in French history. After 14 years of attending classes, I will apply for my first ever job at UCLA, which would pay me about $55,000 a year. But first I will take nine months to go on a needed vacation and live with three friends in Marseille. I have about $173,000 in student debt ... (full story)


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Should opioids be banned in court over fears of exposure?

Should opioids be banned in court over fears of exposure?

BOSTON (AP) — The potency of certain opioid painkillers has Massachusetts' judiciary considering whether to ban the substances from being brought into courtrooms as evidence — a move some experts say is driven by a misunderstanding of the real dangers.
The chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court recently told p ... (full story)


Colorado school board votes to end voucher program

Colorado school board votes to end voucher program

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted last Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers.
The Douglas County school board ... (full story)


One county, court system aim to keep families together in opioid fight

One county, court system aim to keep families together in opioid fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Every Friday afternoon, Pittsburgh Municipal Court hears family crimes, its plastic seats filling up largely with parents accused of endangering their children by injecting themselves with heroin or fentanyl.
Often the district judge tells the parent to leave the kids in the hands of a relative, get drug t ... (full story)