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ASCP Commits to New Healthcare Jobs in New York

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCAP)American Society for Clinical Pathology Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Fill Healthcare Jobs in New York

Society to expand education opportunities to create job opportunities

CHICAGO–Feb. 23, 2012–The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has joined the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as a member and has made a Commitment to Action to create more job opportunities in the medical laboratory by expanding educational access to laboratory science programs. ASCP first announced the Expanding the Laboratory Workforce for the 21st Century commitment at the 2011 CGI Annual Meeting, and ASCP plans to grow these programs inNew Yorkstate.

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US unemployment applications drop to a 4-year low

Unemployment DropWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell to the lowest point in almost four years last week, the latest signal that the job market is steadily improving.

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Necessity and Opportunity Drive Women to Start Their Own Businesses

Working WomanWomen are still less likely than men to start their own businesses, they are doing so for different reasons, according to new research from Babson College. In developing countries, for example, necessity drives women to start their own businesses. In more-developed countries, however, 72 percent of women started businesses because they saw an opportunity for entrepreneurship.

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Three reasons women start fewer businesses than men

Men Vs WomenIn almost every country, women lag when it comes to entrepreneurship, according to data from a report released Wednesday by by the nonprofit Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Babson College.

And despite their comparatively higher educational attainment and wealth, Western women were far less likely to start a businesses than women in emerging economies, in part because stronger private sectors in developed nations make the temptation to remain an employee hard to resist.

Researchers surveyed 90,000 women in 59 countries and regions on how they feel about the prospect of starting and running a business. The percent of entrepreneurs that were female varied from 16 percent in South Korea to 55 percent in Ghana — the only economy with more female than male entrepreneurs. In the United States, nearly half of entrepreneurs are women.

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