How President Biden linked a $15 minimum wage to student loan reform

Fast-food workers and supporters fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. James Lynse | Corbis Historical | Getty Images The Biden administration seems to have pegged a student loan policy announced Wednesday to its broader push for a national $15-an-hour minimum wage. The White House detailed a long-awaited plan to forgive up … Read more

Airport screening officers go casual to call out ‘disrespect’ from Ottawa

Airport security screeners are going public with what they deem substandard pay and “disrespect” from the federal agency that oversees their work. The screeners will wear street clothes at more than 40 airports starting Monday to draw attention to concerns over wages and working conditions amid negotiations around a new collective agreement, the United Steelworkers … Read more

Why there’s a push to forgive student loans but not other debt

Activists hold a student loan forgiveness rally near the White House on April 27, 2022. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images Throughout the conversation around student loan forgiveness, one frequently asked question is why cancel education debt, and not, say, credit card debt or mortgages? What’s so different about student loans? In … Read more

DOJ accuses 2 in California of $144 million Covid testing fraud

Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, DC, August 29, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The US Department of Justice on Wednesday announced criminal charges against two people in California in a scheme that allegedly made $144 million in false and fraudulent health claims to federal programs for unnecessary … Read more

7 branding tips for small businesses

Published Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022, 10:46 am Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising inquiries: freepress@ntelos.net (© weedezign – stock.adobe.com) Branding is crucial to any successful business. Your branding is what gets … Read more

Hancock County Committee of New Illinois holds meeting | Daily Democrat

Prior to the meeting was the reading of the 9th Grievance, “The Government of Illinois is a Tyranny.” The monthly meeting of Hancock County Committee of New Illinois was called to order at 6:30 pm by Chairman Larry Mulch. OLD BUSINESS Larry gave a report from the County Township meeting. Neil Anderson, who will be … Read more

Constitutional legacy: Bob Campbell praised for his work on the 1972 Montana Constitution | Local News

CHUCK JOHNSON Montana Free Press HELENA — Tributes poured in Wednesday for Bob Campbell, who as a delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention wrote the document’s provisions for the right to privacy and the right to a clean and healthy environment. Campbell died Tuesday night in Missoula. He was 81 and died of natural … Read more

Buzz growing for Jefferson Highway in Wagoner County and beyond, but more is needed | News

Related: Life is a highway: Big tourism plans underway for ‘Historic Jefferson Highway Route’ in Oklahoma Buckle up, literally. The Jefferson Highway is gaining plenty of traction once again. The Jefferson Highway, established in 1915, is the oldest highway to pass through Oklahoma. Nationally, it was one of the first highways in the US before … Read more

Walmart saved millions from elder gift card scams

A gift card display stands at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Technology developed by Walmart helped the retail giant identify and freeze nearly $4 million in gift cards that had been bought by thousands of primarily elderly victims at the direction of con artists who … Read more

SEC targets SPACs with new rules about forecasts, mergers

A flag outside the US Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday debuted a host of new rules for SPACs that, if enacted, would mark one of the broadest attempts to date at cracking … Read more

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