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The federally mandated minimum wage is set at $7.25, meaning workers would have to work around 122 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, just to afford a two-bedroom apartment. The city is one of many now buckling under rising housing costs, Seattle's having been propelled in part by the same corporations that fought against the tax.
  • African-American ABC executive who fired Roseanne hired her previous year

    African-American ABC executive who fired Roseanne hired her previous year

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    They do it because we have a white trash racist president. "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump tweeted . Reruns on Hulu, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT have also been pulled from the air and Barr was dropped from her talent agency ICM. After initially saying she was going to leave Twitter, Roseanne returned after her show was cancelled to tell fans not to defend her .
  • It’s official: Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion

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    That may not completely win over open source developers who don't like the idea of a company like Microsoft owning GitHub, but as Nadella says , "When it comes to our commitment to open source, judge us by the actions we have taken in the recent past, our actions today, and in the future".
  • Vermont paying $10,000 to move there and work from home

    Vermont paying $10,000 to move there and work from home

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    To be eligible, a worker must be a full-time employee of a business located outside Vermont, must work primarily from home or a co-working space in Vermont, and must become a full-time resident of the state on or after January 1, 2019. population. Vermont has an aging population and only about 625,000 residents, which is creating a shrinking tax base. Visitors who plan their trips during one of the four designated weekends from April to October can network with employers, entrepreneurs, and ...
  • United States to slap tariffs on steel, aluminium from European Union on Thursday

    United States to slap tariffs on steel, aluminium from European Union on Thursday

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    It also sent a chill through financial markets, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average . DJI down around 0.5 percent. Our North American allies have been engaged in (what they had believed to be) earnest, productive discussions with the USA on reforming NAFTA, and had thus assumed that Washington would not unilaterally impose tariffs on them - let alone that it would so without providing any warning.
  • Joy and fury as Albertans react to federal government’s pipeline purchase

    Joy and fury as Albertans react to federal government’s pipeline purchase

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    Finance Minister Bill Morneau said purchasing the pipeline was the only way to ensure that a planned expansion could go ahead. The report said a lack of investment in the energy sector is a contributing factor. "This project has more certainty than ever before". If the government succeeds in getting the pipeline built, it plans to sell it back to the private sector.
  • More than 8,000 Starbucks to close for anti-bias training

    More than 8,000 Starbucks to close for anti-bias training

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    The coffee chain's leaders reached out to bias training experts after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month. Employees will talk about their own experiences and watch a film about bias, the company announced. Ifill said that Starbucks management received a version of the bias training this week. Starbucks is shutting down for the afternoon on Tuesday, May 29 , to provide anti-racial bias training for its employees.