November 4, 2016

Meanwhile. . .

Taco Bell, the Mexican fast-food chain, said that it plans to add 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 and grow to 9,000 locations nationwide.

The United States’ labor market continues to show signs of gradual strengthening, with newly released government data showing the economy added 161,000 jobs last month. Annual wage growth surged to levels not seen since the financial crisis, while the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent in October from 5 percent the previous month.

The fate of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 hangs in the balance of Tuesday’s election. The ‘Bathroom Bill’ is the colloquial, if crude, name for the state’s law that has cost the state at least $630 million in lost business since March, according to Forbes’ estimates. And that number could go even higher. The law requires citizens to use the public facility that corresponds with their ‘biological’ gender. This edict aligns with the idea that gender is a binary construct, inherently marginalizing transgender people. The Justice Department has sued the state to overturn the law.

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