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+ - States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down in Job Growth

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Department of Labor has released data that some proponents of raising minimum wage are touting as evidence that higher minimum wage promotes job growth. While the data doesn't actually establish cause and effect, it does "run counter to a Congressional Budget Office report in February that said raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as the White House supports, would cost 500,000 jobs." The data shows that the 13 states that raised their minimum wages in January added jobs at a faster rate than those that didn't. Other factors likely contributed to this outcome, but some economists are simply relieved that the higher wage factor didn't have a dramatically negative effect in general."

Comment: Fuck this! (Score 1) 364

by barrywalker (#46638387) Attached to: Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
I don't want to be able to time lights. I want traffic lights to go away. I want cars that can either drive themselves and time their interactions with other cars or assist the driver with maneuvering between cars at an intersection. If I have to slow down, that means that everybody behind me has to slow down. No thank you. I hate spending my days in traffic and waiting at lights (ESPECIALLY when there's nobody coming from the side with a green light!). This is 2014. Let's make our cars smarter because humans sure as hell aren't getting any smarter.
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+ - 7,500 square mile floating rock shelf in the Southern Ocean->

Submitted by EdIII
EdIII (1114411) writes "Sailors from New Zealand's Royal Navy found more than 7,500 square miles of the lava rock bobbing on the surface of the South Pacific Ocean, which is slightly smaller than New Jersey, but more interesting.

It has been initially determined to be from underwater volcanic eruption, possibly from Monowai."

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+ - Music Distributor Profits from Royalty-Free and Public Domain Works->

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dryo writes "According to Canadian YouTuber Pedaling Prince (John Ardelli), The Orchard Music is spuriously laying claim to royalty-free music, and illegally profiting from the works of others. The YouTube content matching system is being exploited. Orchard Music gets free advertising for every YouTube video they claim matches their content. Users' dispute claims are being systematically declined by Orchard. There is no appeals process, so the alleged copyright holders are acting as judge, jury, and executioner. Add this one to the list of examples at Wired: http://www.wired.com/business/2012/02/opinion-baiodmcayoutube/"
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