Less than 20 percent of oil-sector workers are female. That's a problem for an industry that needs legions of new workers to replace retirees. So firms are looking to draw more women into the field.
Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.
Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.
Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.