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WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA is failing to hire and promote sufficient numbers of minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, as he announced a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission.
U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year. The rise in confidence came despite moderate increases in gasoline prices. The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes rose to a reading of 101.4 this month from 94.6 in May. The survey showed households growing more bullish about the jobs market.
NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history.