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Minimum Wage War: Is a Pay Hike Good for the U.S.?

The minimum wage (and whether we should raise it) is a divisive and complicated issue. The latest salvo is a Congressional Budget Office forecast that shows a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour would cost half a million jobs … but it also would lift 900,000 Americans above the poverty line and put them on more secure financial footing. Likewise, there are two sides of the coin across many aspects of the minimum wage ... so if you choose to enter the fray, go in knowing the most important points on both sides. More 

Where’s Wall Street’s Cash Going? Not to You.

American corporations continue to shed jobs to meeting ever-growing expectations for earnings. So, where is all that saved cash going? More 

The Millennial Generation Will Be Just Fine

Stop the alarm-ringing about supposedly awful, screwed, suffering up-and-coming millennials. The millennial generation has its issues, but it's not doomed. More 

BBY: 2,000 Best Buy Layoffs to Hit Managers

A new round of Best Buy layoffs will target 2,000 mid-level store managers as part of an effort to cut costs. More 

Trade of the Day: Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

I’m taking the late week run up for stocks after the jobs report as a short-term gift. In the meantime, Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) is on a serious tear. More 

January Jobs Report: Winners & Losers

Maybe it's just the frigid winter weather, but the surprisingly weak January jobs report further fueled worry that the economy is slowing down. More 

HD: Where Home Depot Is Hiring 6K+ This Spring

Home Depot says it will add 6,300 workers to HD stores in Canada this spring. More