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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Laila Ummelaila, a personal shopper at the Walmart store in Old Bridge, N.J., pushes a cart with bins as she shops for online shoppers. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Walmart announced it is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 11, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the first concrete step toward the Republican tax plan's promise of fatter paychecks for millions, the Trump administration on Thursday issued new guidelines for how much employers should withhold as taxes from workers' pay. The Internal Revenue Service published the new...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:23 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers have voted to approve the nation's budget for 2018 that assumes 3.8 percent economic growth and a deficit well within European Union requirements. The state budget approved Thursday pegs the deficit at no more than 41.5 billion zlotys ($11.8 billion) with...
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The world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary.
January 11, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out one-time bonuses to others. The world...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, an icy fog cloaking the Capitol begins to give way to the morning sun in Washington. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for December. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 11, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $23.2 billion in December, smaller than a year ago. But for the first three months of this budget year, the deficit is 7.2 percent larger than the same period last year. The December deficit was 15.2 percent lower than the $27.3...
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January 11, 2018 - 2:21 pm
The Internal Revenue Service is making changes to the guidelines that help workers determine how much of their paycheck is withheld by their employer as income taxes. The IRS rolled out new income-tax withholding tables Thursday as it begins to adapt to changes in the tax law enacted last month...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 11, 2018 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 11, 2018 - 10:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant...
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