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16 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Income Inequality's New Gift: The Ebola Outbreak

It's dangerous to  ascribe too much to any one issue. But by its nature, income inequality extends into vast amounts of life. For example, combine low wages with high deductible health insurance and you can create a disaster that keeps on giving, as seriously ill people fall into long-term debt [...]

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OCT 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S. The probe announced this week by the U.S Department of Labor uncovered several egregious violations at Electronics for Imaging ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.

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OCT 23, 2014 - The Week

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Labor Secretary Tom Perez on federal minimum wage: 'We suck'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez finds it troubling that the United States has one of the lowest federal minimum wages of any country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development."I mean, we suck," he said Thursday at a Bloomberg News event. "We really do."Perez also panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) recent remark that he was "tired" of hearing ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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$79K spent on ads for minimum wage ballot measure

(AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage took their message to Nebraska's airwaves in the final few weeks before voters decide whether to approve a gradual increase to $9 an hour. The group Nebraskans for Better Wages has spent an estimated $79,000 on ads supporting the ballot measure, according to analysis released Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity. ...

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