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[U.S.] “Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul”

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay competitive in a tightening labor market. The increase takes effect next month and will cost $300 … Continue reading

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[U.S.] Former Senator Brian Joyce Arrested — $1 million in bribes

“BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Uses Taxpayer Money To Settle Sex Crimes In Court

“Accusers and activists will be in Washington on Wednesday, demanding the resignations of three members of Congress and an end to the Capitol Hill practice of secretly settling sexual harassment claims with taxpayer money… “The other thing we’re going to … Continue reading

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Slavery Alive And Well In Libya. $400 dollars a person

“After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further… Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go “under … Continue reading

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“U.S. Ran $666 Billion Deficit In Fiscal 2017, Sixth Highest on Record”

“The federal budget deficit widened in fiscal year 2017 to the sixth highest deficit on record as government spending growth outpaced growth in tax collections for the second year in a row, the Treasury Department said Thursday. The budget shortfall … Continue reading

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“Puerto Rico warns island on brink of ‘massive liquidity crisis'”

“…”In addition to the physical destruction [due to the hurricane], Puerto Rico’s economy has ground to a near standstill,” Rossello wrote in a letter reported by CNN. He added that “very few businesses” are operating. “Financial damages of this magnitude … Continue reading

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U.S. – City of “Hartford Warns It Will Be Broke In 60 Days”

“the WSJ reports. “City officials warned Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, and state lawmakers that Hartford, which has a deficit approaching $50 million, wouldn’t be able to pay all of its bills within 60 days. Hartford officials said it would … Continue reading

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