44 companies join the White House’s pledge for equal pay

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Adobe, MasterCard and AT&T are just a few of the 44 companies who recently pledged to close the gender pay gap. 

They all joined the Obama administration’s Equal Pay Pledge, the White House announced Wednesday. Also joining were eBay, the Honest Company, Square and Workday, among others. 

The pledge was launched earlier this summer, when it attracted the support of  companies including Apple, Facebook, Airbnb, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Women working full-time today earn 79 percent of what men earn. For black women, that number is 63 percent. For Latinas, it’s 54 percent.  Read more…

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AT&T launches long-awaited online TV streaming service

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AT&T’s DirecTV package is going digital.

After weeks of anticipation, the telecom giant officially launched its new DirecTV Now streaming service Monday at an event in New York City. 

The new option, which starts at $35 per month (though that price is set to increase after a certain window), will offer subscribers more than 100 live channels available through a digital set-top box or mobile device. It currently supports Apple and Android devices, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and other online platforms with the exception of the Roku, which is expected to be included sometime next year.

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