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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not
This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.
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6 hrs ago
Fleet Owner Magazine
The easy life of a truck driver?
One of the big partisan battles waging in America currently is the Democrats' push for gender equality in pay.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
What to do about Social Security payroll tax cap
It's Tax Day, and a small number of wealthy Americans have something to celebrate: They are done paying Social Security taxes for the year.
Minimum Wage at the Forefront, With Eye on Elections
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Canadian Business Magazine
U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 14
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 28 diaries.
Dems: E-cigarette companies 'prey' on kids
The lawmakers released a new report finding that e-cigarette companies are targeting children by using candy flavors and promoting their products at rock concerts and through social media.
Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules
Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Squeezing the middle class
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Addressing teacher inequity issues - Board certification for...
HOW TO BETTER DISTRIBUTE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS: Poor and minority children are less likely to be taught by highly effective teachers than their peers, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'infighting' for Lent
Rep. Paul Ryan called on the Republican Party to unify in a speech Friday, saying it should "give up the infighting" for Lent.
Ryan on Obama: I told you so
During a speech here to the Iowa Republican Party, on his second trip back to the Hawkeye State since losing in 2012, Ryan said that one reason he and Republican nominee Mitt Romney couldn't top President Barack Obama was they had to "shadow box against big government in theory."
Roberts: Feds should back off education
U.S. Sen. Roberts, R-Kan., called on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to prohibit Washington from determining state education standards and curriculum.
Tax 'Extenders' and Energy Efficiency Make May Agenda, Reid Says
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring up a catchall tax "extenders" package to the floor next work period, along with a long-delayed energy efficiency bill.
Minimum wage hike would reduce poverty for gay couples: study
President Obama supports an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour but the bill is stalled in the Republican-controlled House.
Freedom Partners: Says Bruce Braley took 'tens of thousands from his ...
This ad accuses Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley of giving "special favors" to health insurers by voting for Obamacare.
In payback for nuclear option, Republicans block Harry Reid's attempt ...
The Senate got hit by fallout from the so-called nuclear option Thursday when Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., tried to confirm a controversial judicial nominee at the last minute before a recess.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Waterloo airport to use grant for snow removal
The Waterloo Regional Airport will get the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Senate tackles prescription drug abuse
The Senate Health Committee is forming a working group to tackle the rising rates of prescription drug abuse, in the face of complaints about a recently approved painkiller that many say is highly addictive and easily abused.
Senate Candidate Spent $868 on Viral 'Blow Your B**** Off' Ad
The U.S. Senate race in Iowa appears to be quickly turning into a competition for which candidate can make the quirkiest campaign commercial.