Should women work outside the home? Are they more competitive than men? Our attitudes toward these questions are invariably conditioned by social norms. That's why, argues Mukesh Eswaran, gender matters in economics. He's the author of the textbook of the…

Vice Adm. Michelle Howard has become the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. Howard was also promoted to vice chief of naval operations, the service’s No. 2 officer. The promotion ceremony took place Tuesday morning at Arlington…

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