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August 22, 2019

On This Day in 1945
Five flight attendants formed the Airline Stewardess Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements. The association later became the Association of Flight Attendants, now a division of the Communications Workers of America.
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Here’s Why the Economy Feels So Bad When It Sounds So Good
Updated On: Aug 08, 2019
Aug. 8, 2019 | ECONOMY | It’s because the most common measures Americans use to monitor its health — the stock market and unemployment numbers — aren't enough to tell us what's deeply wrong with the country. With numbers like the ones we're seeing, Americans should be optimistic about the future. Unemployment is at record lows, and the stock market is at record highs. But we're not. Americans are broadly pessimistic about what's coming next, the Pew Research Center found earlier this year. Increasingly, they believe that our political and economic systems work only for those with power. This is because neither the stock market nor employment data captures what's ailing most American families: rising costs for critical, necessary items… Business Insider
 
 
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