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By PBS NewsHour
Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about the U.S. cities moving to raise minimum wage on the local level, as the issue lingers in Congress.
By Simone Pathe
If the economy is the most important issue to voters this fall, how do they feel about their own financial well-being? Half of U.S. adults think they're better off than their kids will be, with even middle class households facing…
By Anna Christiansen
The largest fast-food employee protest is poised to happen across the nation today. Organizers, including fast-food workers from KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s and other convenience restaurants, are demanding a pay bump to $15 an hour and fervently pushing to unionize.
What’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and…
By Nick Hanauer
Billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, whose family owns a pillow company, says there's a limit to how much his wealth can buy. "I may earn a thousand times the median wage, but I don’t sleep on a thousand pillows," he…
By Connie Kargbo
Although illegal scrapping typically makes the headlines, there are also legal ways to scrap for a living. NewsHour wondered: How much metal would a scrapper need to collect to make the minimum wage?…
By Talia Mindich
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will boost average minimum wage for its U.S. retail employees by 17 percent to $10.76 per hour, the company announced Thursday.
By News Desk
Seattle's city council on Monday unanimously approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, the highest minimum wage in U.S. history to date. “We did this. Workers did this. Today’s first victory for 15 will inspire…
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