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06/27/2017 - Midnight Reads – A ‘Very Credible’ New Study on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Has Bad News for Liberals

A ‘Very Credible’ New Study on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Has Bad News for Liberals

– The Washington Post 

When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they’d hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect.

 

In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

– The New York Times 

In towns across America, retail jobs that provided a safety net for laid-off manufacturing workers are disappearing, the New York Times reports. For the past decade or so laid-off workers from steel mills and auto plants would find replacement jobs at Wal-Mart and mall-based chain stores when things went south. But now, with the rise of online shopping, those stores are closing, leaving workers with few options.

 

Retailers’ Efforts to Lure Shoppers to Stores with Experiences Still Missing the Mark

– CNBC

Retailers are still coming up short on winning shoppers over with in-store experiences. More than one-third of shoppers said they “feel nothing” when asked about their initial reaction after shopping in stores, GPShopper found in its latest report, “Reality of Retail: Consumer Connection.”

 

A Hilton Exec Explains How Technology Keeps the Hotel Chain Relevant After Nearly 100 Years

– Business Insider 

Over the last 100 years, the name Hilton has become synonymous with hotels worldwide. Yet the world-famous hotel chain – which has just added its 5,000th property – faces stiff competition from the lodging industry. Hilton has, in turn, responded by raising its tech game to another level.