• They're on our side! The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp., claiming that the software company has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts. In a statement, Oracle called the lawsuit "politically motivated, based on false allegations and wholly without merit."
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• Hearing things. This Washington Post piece rounds up six "astonishing" things secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos said—and refused to say—in her confirmation hearing.
• He says, she says. In her hearing, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley raised some eyebrows by breaking with Donald Trump's stated positions on a number of issues. The nominee for U.S. ambassador to the UN said she's skeptical about working with Russia, bullish on NATO and opposed to any Muslim registry or ban.
• A powerful message. Meanwhile, Samantha Power, America's outgoing UN ambassador, also spoke out about Russia and the encroaching forces "authoritarianism and nihilism." She urged the international community to do everything it can to stop what she described as a Russian assault on the world order.
• Working late. The publish date for Ivanka Trump's book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, has been pushed from early March to early May. Her publisher says the timing was changed to "accommodate these momentous changes in Ivanka's life and give her time to settle her children into their new home, schools, and city."
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Compass has hired Maelle Gavet as COO. Most recently, Gavet oversaw global operations at The Priceline Group. Goldman Sachs Group's chief accounting officer, Sarah Smith, will become head of compliance for the bank.