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Amazon.com is winning big from the minimum wage hikes across the country

Reuters/Noah BergerMinimum wages are going up around the country. As the Fight for $15 spreads, several major retailers have lifted their base pay, and states and cities have enacted gradual wage hikes to $15/hour. California, the state that more than one.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 8th, 2016

California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour

California and New York are set to become the first two states in the country to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. The hike has already started to take place in some cities. But it's not clear how increases at the state level would impact jobs and the r.....»»

Category: topSource: nprApr 1st, 2016

Cities where crime is plummeting

The violent crime rate nationwide fell in 2014 to a rate of 365.5 incidents per 100,000 residents, the lowest it has been in decades. Crime, including murder, robbery, and other violent and nonviolent crimes, soared in the 1980s.     .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 20th, 2016

Crime is plummeting in these cities

The violent crime rate fell in 2014 to its lowest in decades. Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at the cities where crime has dropped the most.         The violent crime rate fell in 2014 to its lowest .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 18th, 2016

Higher Minimum Wages Defy Conventional Expectations

Feb. 17 -- Since the start of this year, 14 U.S. states and several cities have increased their minimum wages, handing at least 2.8 million workers pay increases that could be worth thousands of dollars a year. Some companies, like Wal-Mart, didn’t wait.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 17th, 2016

Cities Where Crime Is Plummeting

The violent crime rate nationwide fell in 2014 to a rate of 365.5 incidents per 100,000 residents, the lowest it has been in decades. Crime, including murder, robbery, and other violent and........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstFeb 16th, 2016

Wonkblog: All the people being left behind in America’s booming cities

In the economic analysis the Brookings Institution released last week — the one where Washington looks remarkably bad — Austin, Raleigh and Nashville are all humming. Their economies are growing. Aggregate wages are rising. The number of jobs in these.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 2nd, 2016

Wages fell in 80 of 100 U.S. cities during recovery

Although many U.S. cities have grown during the economy's recovery, wage gaps are widening across social classes and races, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 28th, 2016

Wages fell in 80 of 100 biggest U.S. cities during recovery

Although many U.S. cities have grown during the economy's recovery, wage gaps are widening across social classes and races, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution......»»

Category: marketsSource: cnnJan 28th, 2016

Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2016

With housing prices rising but wages stagnant, 2016 is likelyto be a year of worsening affordability for homebuyers,especially low- and middle-income earners, according to Zillow, a real estate data-tracking company. That’s bad news for many people hopi.....»»

Category: realestateSource: forbesJan 27th, 2016

Airport Workers Around The Country Rally For Better Wages

Airport workers in New York City, Chicago, Miami and other cities held protests on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They called for their hourly minimum wages to increase to $15. Airport workers in New York City, Chicago, Miami and oth.....»»

Category: topSource: nprJan 18th, 2016

Let Us Celebrate The Rising Minimum Wages The New Year Brings In Different States And Cities

Given that I'm against the very existence of the minimum wage itself, unless that is to be one set at $0, it might come as a surprise to find me welcoming the introduction of as many as 14 different higher minimum wages as we enter 2016. But welcome it I .....»»

Category: topSource: forbesJan 1st, 2016

Charlotte metro area jumps 10 spots on top-performing cities list

The Queen City has jumped 10 spots moving up to No. 13 on an annual ranking of top-performing cities. The Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index ranks cities on economic performance, heavily weighing growth in employment, wages and technology ou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 9th, 2015

Cities And Companies That Have Raised Their Minimum Wages

Cities And Companies That Have Raised Their Minimum Wages.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesNov 23rd, 2015

Are Higher Minimum Wages Eliminating Restaurant Jobs?

One early report suggests hiring has slowed in the cities that changed their policies this year, but it’s probably too early to tell, economists say. Mike Groll / AP Few economic policies have been as hotly-debated as raising the minimum wage, an.....»»

Category: topSource: theatlanticNov 20th, 2015

Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said. The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities b.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 10th, 2015

When States Entice Companies To Move, Workers Are Left Behind

Cities and states spend huge sums of money to entice businesses to come and "create jobs." But in today's economy, there's little guarantee businesses will stay. NPR meets some of the workers left behind when a business moves on. Cities and states s.....»»

Category: topSource: npr3 hr. 47 min. ago

Why a Third of This City"s Residents Want to Flee

Traffic, cost of living and housing issues plague many large cities, but they've gotten so bad in one of America's most beloved cities that residents want out......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral3 hr. 47 min. ago

Tesla Jumped 4% After Earnings Last Night, But Is Now Plummeting Off No Real News

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) initially surged more than 4.0 percent in Wednesday's after-hours session following a Q1 earnings report mostly in line with Wall Street expectations. However, the stock has plummeted more than 5 percent in Thursday&rsq.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzinga5 hr. 4 min. ago

15 stunning photos of the world"s most interesting cities

Alejandro Merizalde/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest This year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest is now officially accepting entries, and the submissions that have already come in are pretty.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider5 hr. 4 min. ago