Charisse Jones, USA TODAY

Charisse Jones


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Past articles by Charisse:

'I actually felt like they heard me:' Companies work to include neurodivergent employees

More companies are making it a priority to hire employees who are autistic or have other diagnoses that lead them to behave or think differently. → Read More

Fed pauses interest rate hikes, signals two more increases likely in 2023 to fight inflation

The Fed’s decision provides a reprieve to consumers who have been socked with steady increases in loan rates. → Read More

Pride month arrives as wave of anti-LGBTQ bills make many states less equitable

LGBTQ workers, families and youth are facing hostility in more states amid wave of bills and policies, according to a new Out Leadership report. → Read More

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade split the bills and Twitter is heated. But should you do the same?

Gabrielle Union says she and her husband Dwyane Wade split their bills but should other couples do the same? → Read More

Does remote work increase anxiety? For parents, work from home may hurt mental health

Working from home leaves some parents isolated, worried about career, a new report finds → Read More

Why is every place asking for tips?

Service charges are causing tipping fatigue as consumers encounter requests everywhere, from the coffee shop to the airport. → Read More

Live updates: Fed expected to hike interest rate another 0.25 percentage point

The Fed continues to push the federal funds rate higher to curb inflation, which has slowed but still poses an economic threat. → Read More

Took a bribe? Robbed a store? The IRS wants you to put it on your taxes.

The twitterati has had a field day with the official requirements to report the value of your ill-gotten gains. → Read More

The number of Americans without a bank account drops to lowest level in more than a decade

The number of American households who were unbanked last year dropped to its lowest level since 2009, a new FDIC survey says. → Read More

Will we become a nation of renters? As housing prices soared, home buyers struggled

"There's a delay in home ownership." Housing prices and inflation have made it hard to buy a home, but ownership is still key to building wealth. → Read More

What the end of Roe v. Wade could mean in a nation without child care aid or family leave

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will have consequences in a nation that offers little child care assistance and no paid family leave. → Read More

Amid high gas prices, inflation, here's how to save money as you head back to the office

Amid high gas prices and inflation, here are ways commuters can save money as they head back to the office after working remotely during the pandemic → Read More

Customer service workers endure abuse, threats, from hostile callers, report says

Of the roughly 3 million customer service agents in the U.S., about 1.2 million exit those jobs every year, and abusive customers are a key reason. → Read More

As manufacturing jobs decline, some workers struggle to climb into the middle class

The U.S. has lost more than 5 million manufacturing jobs, hindering the financial mobility of workers without a college degree, says new report → Read More

Latinos in U.S. often live in 'deserts' where adequate housing, groceries are hard to find

Latinos in the U.S. are often concentrated in areas that lack consumer services ranging from adequate housing to healthcare, according to new report. → Read More

Racial justice in the workplace: In-depth look at diversity’s struggle to crack corporate boardrooms

After George Floyd's murder, corporate America pledged to do better. But a USA TODAY analysis finds executive roles remain largely white and male. → Read More

'Broken' unemployment benefits are in need of reform, workers and lawmakers say

Unemployment benefits were a lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis, but many filing UI claims found a safety net that was frayed and hard to access. → Read More

‘There were six. And now there’s zero’: Restaurant industry grapples with lack of diversity in executive ranks

The restaurant industry once had six Black CEOs and now has none, but former executives say diverse leadership can become a priority post pandemic. → Read More

Who was Bernie Madoff? Who did his Ponzi scheme impact and how did he get caught? Your questions, answered

The crimes of Bernie Madoff have faded from the headlines. But his Ponzi scheme was one of the biggest stories of the last decade. → Read More

As COVID-19 wanes, employees want more from work, including child care and flexibility

As COVID-19 wanes and offices reopen, many employees want flexible work schedules, help with child care and other employer support, a new report finds → Read More