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California, Massachusetts and Washington have the highest state minimum wages at $12 an hour. New wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and almost two dozen cities around the start of the new year, affecting millions of workers around the U.S.
  • NYC's minimum wage increase may lead to a business exodus

    NYC's minimum wage increase may lead to a business exodus

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    The hourly minimum wage for tipped employees will be $4.55 per hour effective January 1, 2019, half the minimum wage for non-tipped employees. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
  • Tesla has more than 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in USA inventory

    Tesla has more than 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in USA inventory

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    However, the automaker clarified that it is possible to buy from established inventory and still get tax credit if the purchase is consummated by year's end. And Musk said in a tweet earlier this month that if Tesla committed to December delivery and the customer made a "good faith effort" to receive it before year end, Tesla will cover the tax credit difference if the vehicle doesn't get there until next year.
  • BWI Inspects All Jet Bridges After Incident As Precaution

    BWI Inspects All Jet Bridges After Incident As Precaution

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    The six people who were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Saturday night were released early Sunday morning. The Baltimore Fire Chief tweeted that personnel involved were taken to the hospital for minor injuries as a precaution.
  • Malware disrupts Tribune Publishing newspaper production

    Malware disrupts Tribune Publishing newspaper production

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    The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other newspapers that share a production platform in Los Angeles , the Los Angeles Times reported . Technology teams made significant progress in fixing the problem, but were unable to clear all systems before press time. The Los Angeles Times , which runs the facility, said the computer virus infected systems that are associated with the printing process.
  • Flight attendant working on Christmas joined by father on every flight

    Flight attendant working on Christmas joined by father on every flight

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    The side-by-side pictures of Hal and Pierce Vaughn came courtesy of Mike Levy , a first-class passenger who snapped a selfie with dad and took a picture of his flight attendant . Levy later told USA Today Hal had booked six flights in total. Mr Levy's Facebook post, along with a mid-flight selfie with Mr Vaughan and photo of Ms Vaughan, has been shared more than 36,000 times and garnered global attention.
  • China Promotes Plans for January Meeting with U.S.

    China Promotes Plans for January Meeting with U.S.

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    Gao guaranteed that the United States and China have made specific arrangements for face-to-face consultations on January in addition to intensive telephone consultations. Since then, China has cut tariffs on vehicles imported from the U.S., resumed the purchase of soya from the North American country and submitted a draft law to prohibit forced technology transfers.
  • All-new 2020 Land Rover Defender will debut next year

    All-new 2020 Land Rover Defender will debut next year

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    Think of them as "a holiday gift...and a hint of what's to come in the New Year". Test vehicles will operate in temperatures as low as -40 Celsius and as high as 48 Celsius and at altitudes of 13,000 feet above sea level. As the rugged new 4X4 continues its testing phase - already seen on United Kingdom roads under camouflaged disguise - the British manufacturer said prototypes have arrived on U.S.
  • Wellsville Kmart closing in March

    Wellsville Kmart closing in March

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    Lampert, who is still the company's chairman, proposed buying the struggling retailer in full for $4.6 billion through his hedge fund ESL Investments - including 500 Sears and Kmart stores, store inventory and other assets. Sears Holdings closed at 17 cents per share Friday, down more than 2 percent. While Lampert has said he intends to make the bid, he has not formally filed one with the bankruptcy court.
  • AG: Kentucky secures $2.8M in Wells Fargo settlement

    AG: Kentucky secures $2.8M in Wells Fargo settlement

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    It has also said that it sold insurance and other financial products to customers who didn't need them. "Wells Fargo's corporate culture led to repeated breaches of its customers' trust", said Attorney General Grewal. Wells Fargo has previously entered into consent orders with federal authorities - including the Office of the Comptroller for the Currency and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - related to its alleged conduct.
  • Sears is closing in the Tri-Cities

    Sears is closing in the Tri-Cities

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    Sears told the court it has seen interest from multiple parties, including some who would liquidate the company, according to a CNN report . Sears stores in Novi and Muskegon will close in MI. Even if ESL does submit a formal offer to buy the business with the intent of keeping it in operation, it doesn't guarantee Sears would escape liquidation.
  • Florida's minimum wage rises to $8.46 in 2019

    Florida's minimum wage rises to $8.46 in 2019

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    In addition, 57 percent are men and 42.1 percent are women. In Long Island and Westchester County, the minimum wage is rising from $11 to $12. As wages go up each year, many retail workers can also expect to see a decrease in time-and-a-half pay, or 1.5 times their normal hourly wage, on Sundays over the next five years, also beginning on January 1, 2019.
  • New Indian E-commerce Law Hampers Amazon, Walmart, Others

    New Indian E-commerce Law Hampers Amazon, Walmart, Others

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    Among the largest sellers on the Amazon India online platform, Cloudtail reported revenue of ₹7,149.21 revenue for the financial year 2017-2018. Industry experts say the changes will have a significant impact on the business model of e-commerce majors, as most of them source goods from sellers who are related party entities.
  • 'Christmas Miracle': US Stock Market Experiences Record Rally a Day After Fall

    'Christmas Miracle': US Stock Market Experiences Record Rally a Day After Fall

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    US crude oil prices surged, on track for their biggest one-day gain in more than two years. Markets in Australia and Hong Kong were closed. "The real question is do we have follow-through for the rest of this week". After meeting with the CEOs of the six largest US banks, Mnuchin tweeted that banks had "ample liquidity" to meet the needs of borrowers. Trump also said the U.S.
  • An Internet outage is affecting wireless 911 calls in Mass.

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    In Arizona , some police agencies said 911 systems crashed temporarily or had intermittent problems. Many CenturyLink customers across the USA were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that stretched from NY to California. Counties all over the USA reported downtimes of their 911 call centers over the past hours, impacting states such as Washington , Oregon , Minnesota , Massachusetts , Idaho , New Mexico , Missouri , Arizona, Colorado , and even some 911 services ...
  • Trump Says Now Is The Right To Buy Stocks

    Trump Says Now Is The Right To Buy Stocks

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    Mnuchin held a call with big bank CEOs on Sunday following the turbulent week on Wall Street. But while the president has publicly expressed his disapproval of the Fed's policy - having previously told the Washington Post he was "not even a little bit happy with my selection of Jay" - Mnuchin on Saturday put to rest rumors of Powell's impending departure.