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A demonstrator holds a sign, signifying hundreds of thousands of federal employees who won’t be receiving their paychecks as a result of the partial government shutdown

Some federal workers received their first $0 paychecks Friday because of the government shutdown but there is some good news

About 800,000 federal workers were supposed to get paid on Friday, instead they got $0 paychecks because of the partial government shutdown.
California has the top three cities with properties over $1 million.

It’s more affordable to rent than buy in most US cities, report finds

As home prices continue to grow faster than wages, an increasing number of Americans may turn to rentals.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos makes more in one minute than the median US worker makes in one year.

We did the math to calculate how much money Jeff Bezos makes in a year, month, week, day, hour, minute, and second

Billionaire couple Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced they are getting divorced. The Amazon CEO makes nearly $150,000 a minute.

The blowout jobs report seems to ‘make a mockery’ of recession fears, economist says

With eyes on a burgeoning labor market, some are rethinking warnings of an imminent downturn.

Fast-food companies like McDonald’s struggling to find workers should take a page from the playbook of places like Disney and Target

The best way to get more employees in fast-food industry is to raise wages and allow workers to organize, writes Wall Street veteran Morris Pearl.
Walmart is next on Sanders' list.

After wrangling with Amazon, Bernie Sanders has set his sights on Walmart

Bernie Sanders is taking on Walmart. The senator is introducing legislation meant to compel the retailer to boost its minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the federal minimum wage is a ‘terrible idea’

Larry Kudlow, Trump's economic adviser, said the federal minimum wage doesn't make sense and corporate tax cuts are the best way to boost pay.

Walgreens is raising wages and it’s all because of Trump’s tax cuts

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that it will make investments around $150 million to boost mainly its in-store wages in fiscal 2019.
Amazon is making changes to its teams behind the scenes.

Amazon got rid of bonuses as it raised wages, and that might be better for employees

Amazon will phase out pay incentives as part of raising all wages to $15 an hour nationwide. A company spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider on Tuesday that employees will still have metrics to meet, but they will no longer be tied to pay.

Amazon just raised its minimum wage to $15 — and it’s a brilliant strategic move in the ‘war for talent’

Amazon says its new wage increase will affect not only its more than 250,000 full- and part-time employees, but the more than 100,000 seasonal staff members who work for Amazon over the holiday shopping season.