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Tackling the gender gap: 'Wall Street's been a boy's club forever'

Tackling the gender gap: 'Wall Street's been a boy's club forever'

Finance
It's no secret that women are lagging behind their male counterparts in the financial industry. So it should come as no surprise that Citi — one of the world's largest banks — said Wednesday that itsfemale employees earn 29 percent less than its male employees globally. But it's not just about a pay gap — there are also fewer females working in the business. "Wall Street's been a boy's club forever," Ritholtz Wealth Management's Blair duQuesnay told CNBC on Wednesday. "Whate...
Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer retires

Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer retires

Entertainment
Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, is retiring at the age of 84.Spinney has portrayed the characters - including providing their voices - since the show's start in 1969.A statement from the puppeteer was tweeted on Sesame Street's official Twitter account."Before I came to Sesame Street, I didn't feel like what I was doing was important," he said."Big Bird helped me find my purpose,""Even as I step down from my roles, I feel I will always be Big Bird. And even Oscar, once in a while!," he added.Spinney developed a love for puppetry at the age of five after watching a performance of Three Little Kittens. He explored puppeteering throughout his childhood and teenage years and used his performances to...