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Minimum Wage Boost

Walmart's Weak Profits Are Proof We Need A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

Walmart currently does not support raising the federal minimum wage. However, considering the company's lackluster performance over the past few month...

No, Raising The Minimum Wage Won't Kill The Economy, In 9 Charts

Jillian Berman and Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

The impact of a minimum wage hike is one of the most hotly debated issues in economic research. But a growing body of evidence indicates that a Congre...

13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But We Still Have A Big Problem

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Thirteen states raised their minimum wage Wednesday. Those boosts will provide the country's low-wage workforce with some relief. But in many areas th...

Study Demolishes Key GOP Talking Point On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Raising the minimum wage would help the working poor and give the entire economy a boost, a new analysis finds. If the minimum wage rose to $10.10...

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How Raising The Minimum Wage Could Boost Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama wants workers to make more money. Walmart and other low-wage employers also want to make more money. They could both get wh...

Here's One Way To Shrink The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Raising the federal minimum wage would have an unexpected effect on how much women earn relative to men, according to a recent analysis from the Natio...

Millions Of Workers Could Get A Raise For The First Time In 22 Years

Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Millions of workers are poised to get a raise for the first time in more than 20 years. Congress is considering legislation that would raise the b...

Subway Founder: Minimum Wage Increase 'Will Cause Franchisees To Raise Prices'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Could an increase in the minimum wage put the $5 footlong in jeopardy? Maybe, according to the founder and CEO of Subway. Fred Deluca, the man beh...

Well-Known Economist: Minimum Wage Doesn't Matter 'All That Much'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

A University of Chicago economist well-known for tearing down the conventional wisdom on a host of controversial topics is wading into the renewed deb...

New York Times' Surprising Stance On The Minimum Wage

Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

The New York Times editorial page, known for its heavy liberal slant, once pushed a traditionally conservative proposal: Eliminate the minimum wage. ...

SEC Probing Possible Insider Trading Ahead Of Heinz Deal

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...