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The call for female workers to strike Wednesday comes on International Women's Day, which helped to inspire the strike and follows the Women's March in January. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

To show the economic importance of women, organizers are encouraging them to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor and not to shop — except at women and minority owned and small businesses.

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Is Dieting Passe? Study Finds Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

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Demonstrators protest Alabama's immigration law at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 7, 2012. Much of the law was later struck down. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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What Happens When U.S. Immigration Rules Tighten? Let's Look To Alabama

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The call for female workers to strike Wednesday comes on International Women's Day, which helped to inspire the strike and follows the Women's March in January. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

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