A lot of people are observing October 10 (or 10/10) as National Minimum Wage Day, a day to show support for raising the national minimum wage to $10.10.
But for the millions of hardworking Americans earning the minimum wage, every day is national minimum wage day. Every day, heartbreaking decisions that no one should have to make. Do I pay rent or fix the car? Do I go without this meal so my kids can have more to eat?
If raising the minimum wage seems like a no-brainer, that's because it is. And a new whiteboard video from the White House spells it out -- in less than 2 minutes.
The current national minimum wage of $7.25 just doesn't cut it. Not when its value has been eroded by inflation. Not when it buys about 20 percent less than it did when President Reagan took office in 1981.
Raising the minimum wage isn't just the right thing to do to strengthen families -- it's the smart thing to do to strengthen businesses: People would have more money to spend on goods and services. Businesses would see higher productivity and lower worker turnover, too. Without costing taxpayers a single penny.
I've traveled around the country to meet and talk with people who would benefit from a higher minimum wage. People like Austraberta, a 71-year-old grandmother from Texas who's worked as a janitor for more than 30 years -- and still is barely making ends meet.
She said a few more dollars per hour "would be incredible."
That may not seem like much to some. But for Austraberta, it would mean more food on the table, and the hope for a brighter future for her family.
In America, in 2014, we should be able to make that possible for everyone in our country.
And we can:
Right now, there's a bill before Congress that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 -- without any new taxes or new spending. And not only would it help workers survive, it would help the whole economy grow.
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2. The only way a person can get Ebola is through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is already showing symptoms of the disease.
3. If a person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious.
As President Obama, leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other senior officials have reiterated, the chances of a widespread Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.
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Brazil's New Bankruptcy Law: Recent Experience and Expected Developments
November 6, 2014
Brazil's new bankruptcy law has been in effect for a few years, but it was not until recently that it was tested in large restructurings involving foreign creditors. OGX's reorganization was the largest ever in Brazil, and triggered the review of a number of key issues under the new law. Join this panel of experienced speakers for a discussion on OGX's and other leading cases such as Rede, Celpa and Independência, including issues such as shareholders' rights, creditors' negotiation leverage, and DIP facility. The panel will also discuss investment opportunities in connection with distressed assets and acquisitions of claims/debts, and how to navigate through related legal and financial issues.
Partner, Restructuring, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
David S. Kurtz
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