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New York Gov. Hochul announces "parameters of conceptual" budget deal, two weeks after deadline

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Albany, NY – American women earn less than men for the same work. That's a fact proven in many studies....and a fact that's becoming increasingly significant as the economy is resulting in more jobless men...and more women becoming primary breadwinners for their families. In 1960, women earned 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. Now it's 78 cents. Some experts say it's a sign of sex discrimination but others say it's more a matter of career choices. Washington correspondent Laura Iiyama (ee-yah-mah) has more

6:40 Iiyama Gender Gap

The way we live, the way we work, the way we raise our children are not, despite what you may think, the way things have always been. They're the result of an idea embraced by an earlier generation, and one that didn't take root in Europe. Katie Britton explains why one author thinks the American Dream, as we've come to call it, is in need of a makeover.

8:33 American Dream Britton

And finally, I recently read a book that I enjoyed so thoroughly that I couldn't wait to speak to the author. Kaya McLaren, whose latest book is "On the Divinity of Second Chances", proved to be as much fun as her writing.

5:54 McLaren Barnett

Kaya McLaren is the author of "On The Divinity of Second Chances." It is published by Penguin Books. You can visit her website at kayamclaren.com. Her name is spelled k-a-y-a.