Facebook’s Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother’s Day

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Facebook’s Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother’s Day

Facebook's Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother's Day

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg posted a Mother's Day appeal on Sunday for federal and corporate policies to benefit working parents, including a minimum wage increase, mandated paid parental leave and affordable childcare. Sandberg, an influential voice in corporate America and author of the successful 2013 book "Lean In," said the U.S. government and employers must do more to help parents, especially single mothers, who are struggling to provide for their children while assuring their safety and well-being. "It's time for our public policies to catch up with what our families deserve and our values demand," Sandberg, a 47-year-old widowed mother of two, wrote on her personal Facebook page.


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Global Economy Weekahead: Report card for global economy: tries hard, could do better

Setting aside a few uncomfortable economic truths such as the increasing U.S. skills gap, eye-wateringly high unemployment in parts of the euro zone, and growing income inequality in China, the world economy has been doing pretty well this year. In the United States, the economy has been strong enough for the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates, slowly. In the euro zone, growth is robust enough for the European Central Bank to think about dropping public warnings of risks.


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