Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, is not the first woman to head a high-profile technology company. But the former Google executive is one of the few female computer scientists to reach such a pinnacle. Will her rise inspire more women to enter the technology field?
Former Google executive Marissa Mayer is now the new CEO of Yahoo. It is noteworthy both because she is one of a select few women in executive positions in Silicon Valley and because after the announcement she said she is soon expecting her first child. Audie Cornish speaks with former executive and long-time Valley resident Robin Wolaner about the news.
Over half of U.S. states will have to close a combined budget gap of 55 billion dollars, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in the 2013 fiscal year. To avoid raising taxes, most states are implementing continued cuts to deal with budget shortfalls.
The federal debt is at record levels and growing. States are "grappling with unprecedented fiscal crises," a new report says. And Europe's debt mess threatens the world economy. Some scholars think, like Plato, that democracy is the problem.
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