Thousands of U.K. Firms Begin Publishing Gender Pay-Gap Figures

Today is Equal Pay Day because, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity, April 4th is how far women have to work into 2017 to earn what men did in 2016.

In Sandberg's opinion, this pay gap is holding women back from achieving equality.

The Missouri Democratic Party today, on Equal Pay Day, is releasing state-specific figures detailing the wage gap between women and men in Missouri.

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Sock lost his singles on Friday in Brisbane, but replaced Sam Querrey in the doubles and came through for USA captain Jim Courier. Bemelmans and de Loore had a match point to win the tie in the fifth set tiebreak but the Italians nicked it 8-6.

It's a fight continuing more than a half century after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963.

NBC News took a look at how much women in each state earn compared to men, and how much the state protects equal pay.

If the wage gap closed, The National Partnership of Women and Families says IL women could afford food for one and a half more years, almost seven more months of mortgage payments and almost a year of rent.

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League leaders Bayern Munich will be fully focussed on the Der Klassiker against Dortmund despite a ten point lead at the top. So far this season he has played in 31 of the team's 39 competitive games, contributing five goals and setting up four more.

Rally organizers say because women are now fifty percent of the workforce in Minnesota, families continue to suffer because of the wage gap. The reasoning behind the campaign is this, if a woman makes 20 percent less than a man, she should pay 20 percent less for the purchases she makes. According to a survey done by the news portal, Iceland had the highest percentages of women who hold important positions in senior managerial posts, parliament as well as on company boards.

April 4 is the earliest it's been in a while, but the US still has a way to go to eliminate the gender pay gap. The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum confirms that March 7 is Equal Pay Day for Asian Women, as "an Asian American women, on average, earns 85 cents for every dollar a white man earns". Because women earn less on average, they must work longer for the same pay. But, she argues, this gap does not exist because of the "misconception" that "women aren't educated enough or ambitious enough or hardworking enough".

"Progress has really slowed down and for the last decade or so, change has been modular", said Ariane Hegewisch, a program director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR).

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He said Britain called on Russian Federation to do everything possible to bring about a "political settlement in Syria". Iran's president Hassan Rouhani argued the move meant "all the terrorists in Syria are celebrating this U.S. attack".

The first daughter is now a White House advisor with her own West Wing office, and has fully embraced women's empowerment.

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