A new study found that infant mortality in the U.S., while declining, is decreasing at a rate slower compared to other “rich” countries. Researchers attribute that to “higher poverty rates relative to other developed countries and a relatively weak social safety net.” Many advocates are already beginning to weave this study into the conversation around pay and benefits.
– The Wall Street Journal
Over the last decade, the share of workers who say they have ever dated a colleague has hovered around 40%, according to an annual survey from CareerBuilder. In its survey conducted at the end of last year, the share dropped to 36%, a 10-year-low, from 41%, a 10-year high in 2016.
The social justice organization, Oxfam, released a new report before the World Economic Forum in Davos intended to highlight economic inequality.
– The Washington Post
Independent restaurants – be they fast food or fast casual – have seen a seven percent increase in their Yelp scores over the past five years, while the chain stores have been losing critical steam. Fast food chain restaurants are down 16 percent over the past 5 years on the platform and fast casual chain restaurants are off about a 10th of a rating point.