Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay competitive in a tightening labor market.The increase takes effect next month and will cost $300 million on top of annual wage hikes that were already planned, the world’s largest retailer said Thursday. The one-time bonus of up to $1,000 is based on seniority and will amount to an additional $400 million. The company is also

‘Latte levy’ urged to cut cup waste

‘Latte levy’ urged to cut cup waste
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome fear the cost of the levy will be passed on to the consumer MPs are calling for a 25p "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups - and a total ban unless recycling improves. A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the tax should be used to improve the UK's recycling and reprocessing facilities.The MPs say throwaway cups should be prohibited altogether by 2023 if they are not all being

How a Unique Traffic Software Gets You Organic Targeted Free Traffic On Autopilot in ANY Niche!

How a Unique Traffic Software Gets You Organic Targeted Free Traffic On Autopilot in ANY Niche!
Hey guys, I want to show you a pretty impressive online traffic grabbing software with a real case study in just a sec... but first let's talk about the most important "lifeblood" of an online biz.   And that is: Traffic   (ideally TARGETED traffic.)   Without traffic, you simply won't see results. Really.   It doesn't matter what offers or services you're promoting.. because if you aren't seeing results for yourself, then chances are you simply aren't getting

If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions

If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions
If LGBT citizens. As the state-level Williams Institute numbers start to add up nationwide, its becoming clear that legislators dont just cost their states big money by passing attention-grabbingand North Carolinas HB 2; they are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass laws that protect LGBT people. Those invisible costs of inaction are hard to estimateand even harder to convey to the public.The boycotts and stuff make headlines because they often involve big companies

UK ‘had greenest year for electricity’

UK ‘had greenest year for electricity’
The government is committed to phasing out unabated coal by 2025 as part of efforts to cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions in line with legal obligations. Separate findings from power research group MyGridGB show that renewable energy sources provided more power than coal for 90% of 2017, figures up to 12 December show.British wind farms produced more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year.This changing landscape saw the cost of offshore wind power

Tesco to go ‘food waste free’ by February

Tesco to go ‘food waste free’ by February
Many supermarkets have introduced initiatives to tackle waste - such as moving away from "buy-one-get-one-free" offers that have been criticised for potentially increasing the amount of food thrown away in the home.East of England Co-op recently became the first major retailer to sell food beyond its "best before" dates.But Mr Lewis, who joined Tesco in 2014 from consumer brand Unilever, said the contrast between the amount of wasted food in the UK and the situation in countries suffering food

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce
Jay Michaelson: So, here we are at the end of a strange year for LGBTQ Americans. On the one hand, mainstream acceptance of gay people continues to spread; gays are now officially boring. On the other hand, trans people are being singled out for government persecution on the one hand and continued street violence on the other.Meanwhile, as all three of us have written, the Trump-Pence administration is inflicting the "death of a thousand blows" against LGBTQ civil rights,

Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday

Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday
(CNN)In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017.The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House on Wednesday for a revote, where it is expected to pass

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit
Rand plays a significant role in America, with half of its funding coming from the US government.In Europe it has advised the UK government on policy issues such as mental health, as well as the European Parliament and the European Commission. Did 'soft Brexit' just win? Failure to plan for post-Brexit borders 'reckless' UK warned on cost of 'hard Brexit' Its report argues that Brexit was likely to have a "mostly negative effect" on American interests in Europe, given

Senate Passes Massive Tax Cuts For The Rich In Middle Of The Night

Senate Passes Massive Tax Cuts For The Rich In Middle Of The Night
WASHINGTON ― When Donald Trump was elected president last year, a sweeping rewrite of the tax code was one of his top priorities. Throughout the campaign, Trump said he wanted a “middle-class tax cut,” one that wouldn’t benefit wealthy people like him and would spur huge levels of economic growth while not adding to the national debt. “For the hedge fund guys, they’re going to be paying up,” Trump . As president, Trump has continued to insist the tax

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done
No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented rate, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative slaughter.But nowhere is the takeover clearer than at the Environmental Protection Agency, now headed by Scott Pruitt, who made his name suing the watchdog

The Truth About Why Millenials Think Diamond Engagement Rings Are Dumb

The Truth About Why Millenials Think Diamond Engagement Rings Are Dumb
Pexels Diamonds are way too expensive. Diamonds cost a lot of money. Why? Because they’re rare, you might think! But you would be wrong. At least, you wouldn’t have the entire story. In an interview with Powerline, Edward Jay Epstein, author of explains that while diamonds were considered rare for a long time, a whole bunch of them were discovered in the city of Kimberley, South Africa in the late 1800s. This terrified the people of De Beers, an

Ajit Pai thinks a really stupid video will get you on his side about Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai thinks a really stupid video will get you on his side about Net Neutrality
On the day before he's set to vote down Net Neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to calm your fears about the dark future he's about to unleash. He did that with a really stupid video.  On Wednesday, with the help of conservative outlet The Daily Caller, Pai released a video entitled "7 Things You Can Still Do on the Internet After Net Neutrality." While the title speaks for itself, it doesn't quite capture the sheer stupidity Pai

You Can Travel To Iceland For $99 In 2018, So Get Ready To Book A Trip

You Can Travel To Iceland For $99 In 2018, So Get Ready To Book A Trip
If your wanderlust is calling but your wallet is pulling in the reins, you'll be pleased to know that the new year offers some budget-friendly travel options. Get your passport ready — WOW Air's $99 tickets to Iceland are a must-buy. Now is definitely the time to cross a few places off your checklist. WOW terminals in major cities throughout the United States are offering flights into Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, in 2018 for this comfortable rate, according to .

12 Reasons Millennials Are Totally OVER Church

12 Reasons Millennials Are Totally OVER Church
ShareTweet By Sam Eaton Millennials and church don’t seem to mix. The truth is no one has asked me why millennials don’t like church. Luckily, as a public school teacher, I am highly skilled at answering questions before they’re asked. It’s a gift really. From the depths of my heart, I want to love church. I want to be head-over-heels for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders. I want to send global, sky-writing airplanes telling the life-change that happens

Jaw-dropping pay inequity pushed Catt Sadler to quit ‘E! News.’

Jaw-dropping pay inequity pushed Catt Sadler to quit ‘E! News.’
Catt Sadler in 2015. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images. After years gracing TV screens on the E! entertainment channel, Catt Sadler is saying good-bye to the network — not because she wants to, but because she couldn't carry on with her head held high knowing what she knows now about her salary. In an open letter published on her personal website, the celebrity news host explained her decision to leave despite adoring her "work family" and hosting two successful