U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends the installation of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray at FBI headquaters.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo reversing a federal policy on workplace discrimination against transgender employees, according to a memo first reported by Buzzfeed News Wednesday. "Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status," Sessions writes. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII "prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin." In 2014, then-Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo clarifying that Title VII's ban includes "discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status." "The federal government's approach to this issue has also evolved over time," wrote Holder in the 2014 memo.
Max Levchin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Affirm. As a board member, he's helped steer Yahoo and Evernote. Now, Max Levchin's latest venture, the financial technology company Affirm, is seeking to bring more accountability and transparency to the banking industry through what he calls "fair and honest financing." According to CreditCards.com, the average amount of credit card debt is about $9,600. If you make the minimum monthly payment, you could pay more than $11,615 in additional interest during the life of the loan -- which is more than you originally borrowed.
The holiday shopping season can take a brutal toll on our wallets, one and all. But there are plenty of tricks people can use to save money and tap into credit options, sans credit cards, by using apps like the PayPal and Affirm. PayPal co-founder Max Levchin launched the fintech startup Affirm in 2013. They offer small loans for everything from Expedia's plane tickets to designer jeans or Louis Vuitton bags at Tradesy.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., called Thursday for the implementation of a taxpayer-funded "federal job guarantee" program to combat systematic inequality and aid the U.S. economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In a non-binding resolution introduced in the House, Pressley argued a federal job program would "finally eliminate the moral and economic scourge of involuntary unemployment" and address instances of economic bias based on race, gender or background. Pressley, 47, is considered a member of "The Squad," a group of progressive lawmakers pressuring President Biden to enact sweeping changes to U.S. economic policy.