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U.K. Agrees to Pay France £54 Million to Help Block Migrant Arrivals by Boat

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Britain has agreed to pay France 54 million pounds, about $73 million, to help clamp down on migrants crossing the English Channel by boat, despite the failure of similar attempts last year to significantly stem the......

Debt ceiling deadline: Here’s when the government will no longer be able to pay its bills

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. government will probably run out of cash to pay its bills at some point this fall, likely in October or November, if no action is taken, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday.  This comes as the......

Salesforce projects retailers will pay $223 billion extra for goods in the second half

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shoppers carry bags of purchased merchandise at the King of Prussia Mall, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, December 8, 2018. Mark Makela | Reuters Retailers in the U.S. will spend $223 billion more in the second half of 2021 than......

GOP negotiator: Senators ditch tougher IRS enforcement as way to pay for bipartisan infrastructure plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Well, one reason it’s not part of the proposal is that we did have pushback. Another reason is that we found out that the Democrats were going to put a proposal into the reconciliation package, which was not just......

Fan site will pay A&M players $10K for interviews

ESPN
In the brave new world of name, image and likeness sponsorships, a Texas A&M fan site has struck a deal to pay two Aggies football players $10,000 each for “exclusive feature interviews” ahead of SEC media days. Running back Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson each will be featured on......

It’s been 12 years since the last federal minimum wage increase. Where efforts to raise the pay rate stand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A restaurant worker at a May 26, 2021 “Wage Strike” demonstration organized by One Fair Wage in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images News | Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has cast new attention on wages and income. It’s......

UK jobs leap as economy bounces back, pay jumps too

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People walk in the Canary Wharf business district, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File photo Tax data: +356k jobs in June vs May Unemployment rate holds at 4.8% Record 7.3% pay rise reflects pandemic distortions Vacancies show record increase in Q2 Jobs......

‘Intentionally absent’ Texas Democrats asked to return special session pay

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jake Dima Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan requested that the Democrats “who are intentionally absent” from the chamber return their per diem special session pay after they fled the state to stonewall Republican-backed voting bills. More than 50 Democrats......

Facebook to pay creators $1 billion through 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg walks to lunch following a session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced the......

Facebook plans to pay creators $1 billion to use its products.

New York Times
Facebook is setting up a program to pay $1 billion to creators through the end of 2022, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said on Wednesday, part of an effort to woo influencers onto its platforms. The $1 billion will be allocated among creators of all types, giving influencers an incentive......

Apple’s potential ‘buy now, pay later’ plan sends sector tumbling

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A shopper uses the mobile payment service Apple Pay at a supermarket, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern Spain October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca Apple, Goldman Sachs plan BNPL service – Bloomberg Afterpay, Zip and Sezzle slide around 10% each Affirm falls as much as 14% in......

Lawmakers Grapple Nagging Infrastructure Detail: How to Pay for It

New York Times
Beyond the questionable economics of the measure are the politics: Conservative groups, backed by moneyed interests and grass-roots activists, are floating an old specter of jackbooted federal agents coming after innocent taxpayers. The campaign to kill the provision is led by a familiar figure, Mr. Norquist, whose network of conservative......

Affirm shares fall on report Apple is working with Goldman Sachs to offer buy now, pay later service

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Shares of Affirm, a company that offers lending services for retailers, dropped over 10% on......

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