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Birmingham Fast-Food Workers Expand Civil Rights Wage Suit

Fast-food workers and civil rights groups in Birmingham, Ala., are expanding their constitutional challenge to a recent state law that prohibits cities from setting their own higher minimum wages by adding more participants and a voting-rights claim to b.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 30th, 2016

The Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go The Furthest

Which major cities are providing employees with the most favorable combination of wages and cost of living? Which major cities are providing employees with the most favorable combination of wages and cost of living?.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesJun 17th, 2016

States, cities clash on pay and benefit rules

Cities and counties are clashing with state legislators over attempts to bolster workers’ wages and benefits, the latest flashpoint in a national dispute over how to address inequality between the highest- and lowest-earning Americans......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 31st, 2016

States, Cities Clash on Pay and Benefit Rules

Cities and counties are clashing with state legislators over attempts to bolster workers’ wages and benefits, the latest flashpoint in a national dispute over how to address inequality between the highest- and lowest-earning Americans......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 31st, 2016

Top Cities For Finding Employment In 2016

Those on the hunt for employment this spring will find plenty of opportunities in cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C., but may want to focus their hunt on smaller cities where lower wages are balanced by far lower living costs, according to a r.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesMay 19th, 2016

Home prices are up in nearly 9 out of 10 cities

Home prices keep rising much faster than wages, exacerbating income inequality and making homeownership less affordable, an industry group says......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 9th, 2016

Home prices are up in nearly 9 out of 10 cities

Home prices keep rising much faster than wages, exacerbating income inequality and making homeownership less affordable, an industry group says......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 9th, 2016

Capitol Report: Home prices are up in nearly 9 out of 10 cities

Home prices keep rising much faster than wages, exacerbating income inequality and making homeownership less affordable, an industry group says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 9th, 2016

Protesters across US demand a higher minimum wage

Protesters in several major U.S. cities are demanding higher minimum wages, with many aiming for a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage. Nathan Frandino reports......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 14th, 2016

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