Khamis Neshbahri earned a salary of 700 Singapore dollars ($550) a month when he began cleaning office buildings 11 years ago. His wages haven't budged since then while his cost of living has continued to climb.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Khamis Neshbahri earned a salary of 700 Singapore dollars ($550) a month when he began cleaning office buildings 11 years ago. His wages haven't budged since then while his cost of living has continued to climb....
The halting economic recovery in the years since the Great Recession has created hardships for many American workers, but people in some areas have had it much worse than others. While the employment conditions in some states are relatively strong, others continue to feel the effects of low wages, high inflation, unemployment and rising taxes.
Hundreds of employees from stores such as McDonald’s Corp., Macy’s Inc. and Victoria’s Secret walked off the job Wednesday in Chicago for higher wages, three weeks after a similar strike by fast-food workers in New York.
I know that’ll come as an absolute stunner, huh? Not really. Regulation costs money. It costs money for compliance enforcement, which comes from taxes, and it costs companies money for compliance in the form of higher costs – costs that are passed on to consumers.
So? So – from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, find out:
Ghana's President John Atta Mills on Saturday faced a contest from the wife of a long-time ruler, at crucial primaries to pick a candidate for December 2012 polls.Ghana's ruling party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), began an unprecedented presidential primary with Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, the wife of ex-military leader Jerry Rawlings, challenging the incumbent for the nomination.Voting began after a couple of opening speeches from officials of the party, party leaders and the two candidates in the election: Atta Mills and Rawlings.