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Los Angeles Sets $15.25 Target for City’s Minimum Wage

In a measure introduced by the city’s mayor, the City Council of Los Angeles is now considering a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13.25 by ...
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Jobless Rate Still Above 10% in Several Cities

The recession has not left a number of cities, mostly in central California, which is racked by drought and a slow recovery from the housing bubble. As the national unemployment ...
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Chemical Engineering Is the Best-Paying Major

According to a new survey from the Hamilton Project, the median pay of people with degrees in chemical engineering is higher than any other major, when measured over a lifetime. ...
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Starbucks Employees Can’t Get Tips via Credit Card

Only Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) knows what percentage of purchases in its stores are made by credit card, compared to cash, the company's apps and its physical Starbucks Cards. What ...
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The Top 25 Universities to Work For

Rankings of colleges and universities have become an important resource for prospective students and their parents, offering a convenient way to make some basic comparisons of post-secondary institutions. The rankings ...
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MIT Is Top University in the World

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known for graduating some of the world's greatest minds in physics, biology and economics, has been rated as the top university in the world. ...
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Are Detroit Companies Ready to Out-Hire Companies in Houston, NYC and Miami?

Is Detroit hiring really about to take off? The news flow out of Detroit was grim for longer than most major cities during the economic recovery, but a fresh report ...
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What Happened to Normal 5% Unemployment?

As the U.S. economy continues a string of months in which it adds 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate hovers around 6%, one of the open questions about the recovery ...
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Minimum Wage Battle Not Over in San Diego

With a population of around 1.34 million, San Diego is the largest city in the United States to have passed an ordinance to raise the minimum wage beyond the federally ...
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States With Unemployment Under 5%

The national jobless rate continues to hover above 6% and, based on several government forecasts, will not drop below the 5% that marks a complete economic recovery for several years. ...
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Job Openings Highest in Over a Decade

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for the month of June. This JOLTS report compares hirings, firings and employees ...
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Employment Cost Index Finally Brings Wage Inflation

The markets have been digesting much employment data ahead of Friday's unemployment report, but now the market will have to deal with some wage inflation. A Labor Department report on ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its report on weekly jobless claims, and the major score from the prior week was not followed. Weekly jobless claims rose by 23,000 ...
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Five States With Unemployment Over 7%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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Five States With Unemployment Under 4%

If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau ...
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