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Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Finance
Citigroup will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively.Compensation would be raised based on the pay gaps identified in the survey, Citi spokeswoman Jennifer Lowney said.Citi, along with other U.S. banks and credit card companies, had been under investor pressure to disclose the gender pay gap.The company's activist investor Arjuna Capital asked Citi's shareholders last year to vote in favor of a proposal requiring the bank to address the gender pay gap."Women are pai...
Study reveals dramatic loss of genetic diversity among Columbia River Chinook salmon

Study reveals dramatic loss of genetic diversity among Columbia River Chinook salmon

Science
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Genetic diversity helps species survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions. Unfortunately for the Columbia River Chinook salmon, the species has lost nearly two-thirds of its genetic diversity.Scientists at Washington State University collected and analyzed DNA samples from salmon found in the Snake and Columbia rivers. They compared their genome to DNA samples from salmon bones dating to 7,000 years ago.The results -- published this week in the journal PLOS One -- show the salmon has experienced a dramatic decline in genetic diversity.Researchers aren't sure what's driving the decline but believe the arrival of European settlers in the 1800s played a significant role."The big question is: Is it the dams or was it this huge fishing pressure when Europeans arriv...
Billionaire prince among dozens arrested in Saudi sweep

Billionaire prince among dozens arrested in Saudi sweep

World
Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes and former officials, including a well-known billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe that further cements control in the hands of its young crown prince. A high-level employee at Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Co. told The Associated Press that the royal was among those detained overnight Saturday. The employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to fear of repercussions, said he received calls from several security bodies notifying him of the arrest. The surprise arrests, which also reportedly include two of the late King Abdullah's sons, were being hailed by pro-government media outlets as the greatest sign yet that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is serious about ...
Dench: 'Great friends' among Hollywood accused

Dench: 'Great friends' among Hollywood accused

Entertainment
Dame Judi Dench has told Sky News she finds the controversy engulfing Hollywood "very hard" because many of the people accused are "great friends".Speaking at the Murder On The Orient Express premiere in London, she said the situation was "now getting a bit out of hand".Dame Judi said: "It is scandalous but it's very hard when a lot of people concerned are great friends of yours."She added: "I feel loyal to them and at the same time I feel appalled by what has happened to a lot of young actresses who had no way of getting out."The Oscar winner - who plays Princess Dragomiroff in the murder-mystery - said there was no quick solution to stop harassment by powerful figures, but that people clearly needed to "behave better".The scandal has grown quickly after the first accusations against Holl...
We are among Europe's best – Pochettino after stunning victory over Real

We are among Europe's best – Pochettino after stunning victory over Real

Sports
Tottenham have proved they belong among Europe's elite by beating Real Madrid, manager Mauricio Pochettino says.His side qualified for the Champions League knockout stages with Wednesday's 3-1 win over the holders at Wembley - their first against Real."We now belong not only with the best in England, but in Europe," he said."What we have to do is move to the next level and that is winning things. We're pleased, but it will mean nothing if we have not won anything."If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.VoteTottenham, in the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2011, last won a trophy - the League Cup - in 2008."What is important is that we are in to the next round," added Pochettino, whose side have 10 points from their four Group H ...