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Microsoft Passes Exxon, Now World’s 2nd Most Valuable Co. Behind Apple

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The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc. Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has worked to overcome ...

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Pressure To Raise Minimum Wage to $9 Being Led By Large Retailers

Walmart Raising Minimum Wage To 9 Dollars

For a few years now, labor groups and minimum wage earners have been voicing their concerns for being able to earn a livable wage at a minimum wage job. At first nearly all companies laughed at the idea, but slowly ...

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Starbucks Failed Miserably With #RaceTogether Twitter Campaign

Starbucks Failed Miserably With #RaceTogether Campaign

Seattle, Washington – Starbucks had made an attempt to start racial discussions in the US through the use of a social media campaign. The hashtag #RaceTogether popped up on some of Starbucks’ Twitter and other social media accounts with the ...

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Tainted Blue Bell Ice Cream Kills 3 In Kansas

Blue Bell Announces Recall After 3 Listeria Deaths

Blue Bell brand ice cream has been linked to the deaths of at least 3 people across the country. The 3 reported deaths so far have all been in Kansas, though the ice cream company is based in Texas. The cause ...

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Chinese Economy Scrambles To Find Foothold In Falling Market

China Fighting A Stalling Economy Since 2012

Beijing, China – The Chinese economy seemed to be booming back in 2009 when the US and European markets were struggling to stay afloat. They appeared, on the surface, to be thriving in a down global market. Now, after fighting ...

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General Motors Proposes $5 Billion Stock Buy-back To Avoid Takeover

GM To Buy Back 5 Billion Dollars Of Stock

Detroit, Michigan – It wasn’t too long ago that you could buy shares of General Motors stock for pennies on the dollar. Now that the automotive industry and the economy have seemed to stabilize, the value of General Motors has ...

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Celebrate Alamo Beer Brewery Grand Opening All Weekend Long

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This weekend is an exciting one for Alamo Beer. They are going to be having their Legendary Grand Opening Weekend celebration. You can go hang out, enjoy some great beer and enjoy food from food trucks that will be there ...

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Maine Nonprofits With Property Worth $500,000 Could Start Paying Taxes

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Maine could be paving the way for nonprofits across the country as it considers becoming the first state to impose property taxes on hospitals, private colleges and summer camps under a plan being pushed by Governor Paul LePage. The republican’s ...

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US Unemployment Finally At 5.5% But Wage Growth Stands Still

Minimum Wage Raises

Despite making an impressive turnaround in the past couple years, the US economy still has some struggles. One of the biggest factors facing those in the workforce is a stagnant income pool, with little to no prospect of getting a ...

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