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They want more women set in stone in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan.

And Lucille Ball?

A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-headed...

Obama plans orders to boost equal pay for women

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans two executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women -- and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year.

One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal ...

Gender split seen in styles of investing

Whether it's relying on a spouse to handle household finances, being afraid of doing something risky with their money or just not feeling confident, women are less likely to take an active role in investing their savings.

It's not just older ...

Report: Women face heightened risk of Alzheimer's

Women face a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease at 65, a much greater risk than men, according to an annual report by the Alzheimer's Association.

The chance of a man getting the disease, which causes dementia and eventually leads to...