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Gender study: To shatter the glass ceiling, fix the 'broken rung'

More women are in the C-suite than five years ago, but the management ladder remains a huge obstacle to true parity.

Gender study: To shatter the glass ceiling, fix the 'broken rung'

Donald Trump

House to vote on bipartisan measure opposing Trump's Syria move

US House politicians introduce measure opposing Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria.

House to vote on bipartisan measure opposing Trump's Syria move

US Elections 2020

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

The pool of candidates vying for their party's nomination in 2020 is among the largest and most diverse in US history.

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

United States

US: 'Improvised Explosive Device' found at Montana primary school

Authorities said no one was injured when an already playground shortly before classes started.

US: 'Improvised Explosive Device' found at Montana primary school

United States

Pence, Giuliani won't cooperate in US House impeachment inquiry

The decision opens the Trump lawyer and vice president to possible contempt of Congress charges.

Pence, Giuliani won't cooperate in US House impeachment inquiry

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

The son of 2020 hopeful Joe Biden has been at the centre of an impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

AJ Impact

'Where I need to invest': US green economy is worth $1.3 trillion

National database for clean business says American industry is leading the way, but suggests China is not far behind.

'Where I need to invest': US green economy is worth $1.3 trillion

US & Canada

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct

The American actor is accused of two separate instances of sexual misconduct.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct

AJ Impact

NASA moves up first all-woman spacewalk to fix power unit

The initial plan for the mission was cancelled last spring because of a shortage of readily available medium-size suits.

NASA moves up first all-woman spacewalk to fix power unit

AJ Impact

GM CEO Barra joins bargaining talks in bid to end UAW strike

Barra joins contract talks after UAW made counter offer to GM on Friday, sources say.

GM CEO Barra joins bargaining talks in bid to end UAW strike

United States

October US Democratic debate: Schedule, candidates, issues

Everything you need to know as 12 presidential hopefuls take the stage in Ohio for the fourth Democratic debate.

October US Democratic debate: Schedule, candidates, issues

AJ Impact

IMF: World growth slowing to rate not seen since financial crisis

IMF pins blame for slashed growth forecast on US-China trade war, warning of further deterioration if tensions fester.

IMF: World growth slowing to rate not seen since financial crisis

Environment

Storms shield Guam from coral bleaching

Measurements indicated US territory would likely experience significant coral bleaching, a precursor to coral death.

Storms shield Guam from coral bleaching

United States

California governor says PG&E must pay for power shutoffs

Gavin Newsom says Pacific Gas and Electric Co should give credits or rebates to affected customers.

California governor says PG&E must pay for power shutoffs

US & Canada

US Democratic debate: Battle over key Midwest states

Democrats and Republicans will battle for support in Midwest - a key to winning in 2020 elections.