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Rhode Island governor signs minimum wage increase

Lincoln ChafeeRhode Island's Democratic governor, Lincoln Chafee, has signed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage by $1, to $9 an hour, his office said on Thursday, following similar moves by neighboring New England states.

The hike, which will take effect next year, comes as Democrats across the country have made raising the minimum wage a key priority ahead of November's elections, saying wages for millions of Americans have not kept pace with the rising cost of living.

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BNP Paribas pleads guilty to violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba

BNP ParibasLots of forms of financial skulduggery can be described as "sophisticated," but not all of them are. A classification might be:

If you do some complicated stuff in such a way that you'd have a plausible case that you're following the rules, even if the authorities knew about all your complicated stuff, then that's a "sophisticated" way to evade the rules.
If you just, like, use Wite-Out to conceal the bad stuff that you're doing, then it's something else, even if you use a lot of Wite-Out and in complicated ways.

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Chicago lays off 1,150 teachers and school staff as enrolment dwindles

Rahm EmanuelNearly 1,200 Chicago teachers and staff are being laid off due to declining enrollment in one of the nation's largest districts, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials said last week.

CPS officials said 1,150 employees received pink slips, and among them 550 were teachers. The other 600 staffers included teacher assistants, clerks and part-time security guards.

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) president Karen Lewis slammed the city's mayor, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and its board of education, calling the decision "yet another brutal attack on public education in Chicago".

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Paulson, Bloomberg Agree Global Warming Is Risky Business

harry paulsonThe U.S. economy faces losses that may run into the hundreds of billions of dollars this century as the changing climate erodes coasts and threatens agriculture, according to a report today by a bipartisan group of political and financial leaders.

The report from the Risky Business Project urges businesses and industrial companies to curb carbon emissions in an effort to slow global warming. The initiative was spearheaded by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and billionaire investor Tom Steyer.

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Homeless college students and the fight to escape poverty through education

Homeless college students in USA month before his 18th birthday, Jeffrey Williams found himself homeless. The condition did not come out of blue, as Williams, who was adopted at the age of four, was warned about the fact by his adoptive parents, who said they would not support him after he graduated high school.

"They kind of told me, growing up, that this would happen, but I didn't think that this was actually going to happen,” says Williams. It was the summer of 2008 and Williams, a varsity football player who had just graduated high school, had two months to go before starting college – and a spot on the football team – at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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After foreclosure crisis, renters suffer under Wall Street landlords

wall street slumlordsThe poster child for the foreclosure crisis has been a middle-income suburban family. But low-income urban renters also saw their buildings over-mortgaged at the height of the crisis, and now faceless hedge funds and nameless investors are replacing their desperate landlords — sometimes with disastrous consequences.

Six years after the foreclosure crisis helped tank the world’s economy, investors are snatching up “distressed” properties — those that are in foreclosure or facing foreclosure — and seeking to turn a profit on them. Advocates for affordable housing worry that this profit comes at the expense of tenants.

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U.S. Obama signs executive order on equal pay for women

equal pay for equal workKeeping with his promise to champion women’s rights in the workplace, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday that addresses the issue of unequal pay among federal contractors. While equal-pay advocates hail the move as a victory, many also say it doesn’t go far enough.

The executive order addresses the federal government’s gender wage gap by mandating that contractors publish wage data — by gender and race — to ensure compliance with equal-pay laws. The order also prohibits contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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