Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Female, Black Execs, U.S. Says


Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Female, Black Execs, U.S. Says
  1. Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Female, Black Execs, U.S. Says
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    The State Street Corporation, a financial services company that put the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street to promote the importance of women working in corporate leadership roles, will pay $5 million after an investigation found that it underpaid female and black executives. The company denies any wrongdoing but will pay as part of a settlement with the Department of Labor. Law360 reported on the payout earlier this week , and Bloomberg posted the text of the conciliation agreement…
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The State Street Corporation, a financial services company that put the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street to promote the importance of women working in corporate leadership roles, will pay $5 million after an investigation found that it underpaid female and black executives.

The company denies any wrongdoing but will pay as part of a settlement with the Department of Labor. Law360 reported on the payout earlier this week, and Bloomberg posted the text of the conciliation agreement online.

The Department of Labor investigation found "statistically significant" differences in the pay given women and men in leadership roles at the firm, as well as between the compensation of black and white employees. The differences persisted when the investigators accounted for "legitimate factors," the Department of Labor says.

A spokeswoman for the company tells NPR the investigation, which began in 2012, examined executive pay at the company's Boston headquarters in 2010 and 2011. In an official statement, the company says it "disagreed with" the findings of the investigation but "made a decision to bring this 6-year-old matter to resolution and move forward."

State Street is "committed to equal pay practices," the company's statement continued.

State Street Corporation commissioned the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street in honor of International Women's Day this year.

The "confident young" girl is staring down the famous Charging Bull statue — much to the chagrin of Arturo Di Modica, that statue's sculptor, who says it unacceptably alters the meaning of his work.

The statuary standoff gained a new participant for a few hours this spring, when a small pug statue lifted its leg beside the Fearless Girl's foot.

After installing the statue, State Street said the piece of art sent a "powerful message." "[O]ur goal was to raise awareness and drive a c…

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    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 17:58 wuwf.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  2. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Wqcs.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 17:51 wqcs.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  3. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    Wlrn.org - Miami
    10.07 / 17:42 wlrn.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., CDT advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said…
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  5. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Wlrn.org - Miami
    10.07 / 17:42 wlrn.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
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    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 16:45 news.wfsu.org
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  7. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 16:45 news.wfsu.org
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg and shortly thereafter we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted bag c…
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    10.07 / 15:50 news.wgcu.org
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    Colleges.tampabay.com - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 15:10 colleges.tampabay.com
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    Colleges.tampabay.com - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 15:10 colleges.tampabay.com
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    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
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    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
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  16. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    News.wfsu.org - TALLAHASSEE
    10.07 / 15:02 news.wfsu.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
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    Wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:55 wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu
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    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:55 wuwf.org
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
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    Wqcs.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:45 wqcs.org
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    Wuwf.org - Florida (FL)
    10.07 / 14:30 wuwf.org
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