Minimum wage

May 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
(AP) _ Senators seeking to boost Louisiana's minimum wage are making another push for the proposal this legislative session, an issue championed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to advance the wage hike to the full Senate. The proposal made it that far last...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:43 am
( New Orleans Senator Troy Carter hopes legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage will get more support this year than in years past. Today, the Senate Labor Committee takes up Carter’s bill, which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour over two years. “We’re...
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University students hold a candlelight vigil for their late classmate Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Students commemorated Pernalete who was killed this week by security forces during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 30, 2017 - 3:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular Sunday television show, Maduro ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's...
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April 05, 2017 - 6:25 am
( Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is once again asking lawmakers to increase the state’s minimum wage and guarantee equal pay for equal work. Both measures failed in last year’s session. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says raising the minimum wage is never easy. “The fact that he’s...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but certain that the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates next week. Friday's jobs report from the government made clear that the economy remains on solid footing...
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