Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
(RNN) - A recent study found that women are paid less than men in not just male-dominated fields, but also in female-dominated ones.
Using information from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, researchers with the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) found that in all but two of the 40 most common jobs for men and women, men in the same job made more money.
The findings were released as women around the country wear red in observance of Equal Pay Day, the day of the year when women's earnings finally catch up to their male counterparts from the previous year.
Red is meant to signify the day that women are finally "in the red."
"These gender wage gaps are not about women choosing to work less than men - the analysis is comparing apples to apples, men and women who all work full time," said Ariane Hegewisch, a study director at the IWPR.
The group examined the 20 most common jobs for full-time working women and found only one job category - bookkeepers and auditing clerks - where men and women were paid equally.
However, as financial managers, women make as little as 66 cents to every dollar a man makes.
More than 500,000 women work in that field, ranked the 17th most common profession for women.
Of the most popular jobs for men, women make 3 percent more than their male counterparts as stock clerks and order fillers. However, they also made as little as 69 cents to every dollar paid to men as chief executives.
To explain the trend, Hegewisch pointed to discrimination cases.
"Women are less likely to be hired into the most lucrative jobs and - when they work side-by-side with men - they may get hired at a lower rate and receive lower pay increases over the years," she said.
Of the most popular jobs for women, only one had too few men to make a comparison. One-quarter of the most popular jobs for men had too few women in the field to make comparisons.
Wisconsin loses its equal pay law
On April 6, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker repealed the state's 2009 equal pay law, which made wage discrimination suits easier for women to bring to court.
Some critics have labeled equal pay another battlefield in the perceived Republican war against women, which was highly publicized as controversial abortion and women's health bills proliferated across the country.
The group has scheduled protests in California, Colorado, Georgia and Wisconsin to mark Equal Pay Day.
Women make 77 cents on the dollar
"In almost 50 years, the wage gap has only budged 18 cents," said Marcia D. Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC). "When women are struggling to regain jobs in the recovery and families are relying increasingly on women's wages, it's especially critical to end the pay gap for women."
With women making an average of 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, the NWLC estimates that women make an average of $10,784 less than their male counterparts.
The group estimates the loss is enough to pay the median cost of rent and utilities for a year, with more than $1,000 to spare, or enough to feed a household of four for almost a year and a half with $300 left over.
The gap becomes even larger for women of color.
The group estimates black women are paid 62 cents to every male dollar, while Hispanic women make only 54 cents.
The sub-groups are all compared to the average wages of white, non-Hispanic men.
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Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:07:33 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
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