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Legislation to raise the state's minimum wage has earned preliminary approval in the Senate. The bill would gradually raise the wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour; Tuesday it won backing in a Senate subcommittee. Supporters of the bill, however, believe it will have a difficult time passing through the Republican-controlled House. Supporters also argue that the wage raise would help low-income families by reducing their dependence on public assistance programs. Business groups oppose the bill arguing that employers would have to fire workers or reduce hours.
Monday, July 28 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:17:27 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:20:23 GMT
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.More >>
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.More >>
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