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You're Not Paying Enough in Taxes on These 7 Things

That's what proponents of various tax hikes, or entirely new taxes, would have you believe.<p>The last thing most consumers want to hear—especially …

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Who receives government benefits, in six charts

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Mitt Romney famously said. "All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, …

21.3% of US Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

About 52.2 million people in the US participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012, according to a Census …

How Does CPI Relate to Wage Increases?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures how much average prices are moving by surveying households to find their average spend on specific goods and …

$15 minimum wage in Quebec would not be an 'atomic bomb' on economy: study

A major increase in Quebec’s minimum wage would result in job losses, but far less than the 100,000 previously advanced. The losses would instead …

Conservatives Say Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs. New Research Says They’re Wrong.

Raising the minimum wage would help a lot of Americans. It would raise wages for 35 million workers, bring 4.5 million people out of poverty, and …

Germany approves 4 percent rise in national minimum wage

Germany's national minimum wage is to rise by 4 percent in January, the first increase in the base pay level that was introduced at the insistence of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left coalition partners.<p>Merkel's Cabinet approved Wednesday lifting the minimum wage to 8.84 euros ($9.62) per hour …

Uber loses landmark tribunal decision over drivers' working rights

Uber may have to grant its drivers basic employment rights such as the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay after it lost a London tribunal over the treatment of its drivers.<p>The ride-hailing app has vowed to appeal the decision, which threatens to destabilise the company's business model.<p>The case …

The Real Living Wage? $17.28 An Hour – At Least

Fifteen dollars shouldn’t be too much to ask – or demand.<p>In almost every state, a worker needs more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Add in …

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This country has the best minimum wage in the world

Low wage workers in Australia have it better than most.<p>The country has the most generous national minimum wage in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>The report ranked 27 countries that have laws setting a nationwide minimum …

Alberta’s minimum wage goes up to $12.20 on Saturday

Alberta’s minimum wage will be one of the highest in the country Saturday as the NDP gets closer to its goal of raising the wage to $15 an hour by …

Cook County approves $13 hourly minimum wage affecting suburbs

Suburban Cook County has joined Chicago in adopting a $13 hourly minimum wage, a move critics say is better left to the state but proponents contend is a response to the state's inaction.<p>The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $13 by July 2020, following the …

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This is why you can’t survive on the minimum wage

In every state in the country, it’s impossible to get by on the minimum wage and that’s particularly true if you have student debt.<p>A single adult …

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Who's Watching the Kids?

Low-income parents face the threat of falling off child care assistance with a raise or promotion.<p>Imagine an hourly employee being offered a raise …