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U.S. minimum wage hikes to affect 1,400-plus Walmart stores

 Minimum wage increases across the United States will prompt Wal-Mart to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. The memo, which was sent to store managers earlier this month, offers insight into the impact of minimum wage hikes in 21 states […] Read More →

Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home

 Lincoln Logs, the popular building toy created nearly a century ago by a son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S. Toymaker K’Nex has brought manufacturing of the wooden pieces to Burnham, Maine, after decades of being made in China. “With such an iconic brand like Lincoln Logs, which has been […] Read More →

Hiring, Cheaper Fuel Give U.S. Retailers a Boost: Economy

Shoppers basking in the glow of falling fuel prices and rising employment are opening their wallets, paying new dividends for the U.S. economic expansion in the midst of the holiday season. Retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November, the most in eight months, as consumers snapped up electronics, clothing and furniture, according to Commerce Department […] Read More →

Why Millennials Aren’t Saving Money

 American families are grappling with stagnant wage growth, as the costs of health care, education, and housing continue to climb. But for many of America’s younger workers, “stagnant” wages shouldn’t sound so bad. In fact, they might sound like a massive raise. Since the Great Recession struck in 2007, the median wage for people between the […] Read More →

Jobs Report: Employers Tweaking Hiring Habits

Like New Year’s resolutions to eat less and exercise more, a pledge signed by 330 companies in January to ensure long-term jobless Americans aren’t subject to hiring biases hasn’t been easy to keep. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Walgreen Co. (WAG) are among businesses trying to fulfill the promise by tweaking screening practices to ensure […] Read More →

Obama Shafts Hillary With Amnesty and Ferguson

Kurt Schlichter,  As Barack Obama invites in five million illegals to scoop up American jobs, and as those normal Americans lucky enough to still have jobs wait in traffic while morons block the freeway because some Swisher Sweets-puffing felon got himself killed, Hillary Clinton’s chances in 2016 plummet. So it turns out that Obama is […] Read More →

Obama: Americans Have No Right To Resist Immigration

 The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans, President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society. “There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly […] Read More →