The University of California, Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics published a new report that found raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr won’t increase unemployment in “low wage states.”
‘This Doesn’t Look Like The Best Economy Ever’: 40% Of Americans Say They Still Struggle To Pay Bills
– The Washington Post
Total U.S. household debt is now $13.7 trillion, surpassing the 2008 peak in dollar terms, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While wage growth has accelerated in recent months, especially for the lowest-paid workers, families who have struggled for years have a ways to go to return to solid footing.
– The New York Times
They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.
Walmart and Amazon began offering online purchases with food stamps in April as part of the USDA’s pilot program. Now, both companies are expanding services for low-income shoppers.