Chabeli Carrazana is our economy reporter. Previously, she worked as a business reporter for the Miami Herald, where she covered the tourism industry, and the Orlando Sentinel, where she covered NASA, the private space industry and labor issues.
Women and minority business owners relied on Silicon Valley Bank when other banks turned them away. Now what?
Silicon Valley Bank was one of the few that would give venture-backed start-ups led by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ people a line of credit. After the bank’s collapse, they are now being hit the hardest.
Happy Equal Pay Day? Here are 6 charts showing why it’s not much of a celebration.
In 2023, women are earning 77 cents for every dollar earned by White men. The gender pay gap has barely budged in 20 years.
99% of women-owned businesses say the federal government hasn’t done enough to support them, survey finds
Women-owned small businesses say they are “not a priority” for the federal government as entrepreneurs continue to share frustration in getting shut out of funding and contracts.
Dads get paid more when they have kids — as moms earn less
Stereotypes around parenthood are having a lasting effect on the gender pay gap, which has not budged in 20 years, according to a new study by Pew.
From formula to medications and child care, parents are being crushed under a wave of shortages
A confluence of shortages is putting a significant strain on parents, and particularly low-income parents, who may not have the resources to navigate the layered crises.
Democrats and Republicans agree child care is in crisis. Why can’t they get a bill passed?
Democrats are united behind a push to pass child care legislation, but with a divided Congress, hopes are low that anything will pass despite bipartisan agreement that something must be done.
'We’ve failed mothers and kids so much:' One year later, there’s no end in sight to the formula shortage
Many store shelves remain bare as the private and government response struggles to produce results and federal aid dries up. For parents of color most of all, it’s been a year of pain and panic.
1 in 4 parents report being fired for work interruptions due to child care breakdowns
The crisis is also taking a toll on the economy, costing $122 billion in lost wages, productivity and tax revenue in 2022 — more than twice as much as it did in 2018.
For fertility doctors, a moral question: Will they help protect IVF from abortion bans?
Reproductive endocrinologists are joining the abortion rights movement to protect IVF and fertility care. But would they help write laws to ban abortions if it meant saving IVF?
IVF patients started moving their embryos out of states with abortion bans when Roe fell
Fertility patients are beginning to move their frozen embryos to states that protect abortion, worried that abortion laws could strip them of their choices.