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An economist explains how Amazon could use its lobbying for a $15 minimum wage as a ‘weapon’ against other retailers

Amazon has decided to raise its standard wage to $15 an hour. CEO Jeff Bezos said he wants the company to "lead," and that he hopes other companies follow. It may be harder for other companies to follow, however.

San Francisco has a ‘Poop Patrol’ to deal with its feces problem, and workers make more than $184,000 a year in salary and benefits

Employees of San Francisco's "Poop Patrol" are set to earn $71,760 a year, plus an additional $112,918 in benefits.The city has set aside $830,977 for the cleanup program, which aims to eliminate troubling amounts of feces on the streets.
Many countries have some work to do to close the gender pay gap.

12 countries where men earn significantly more than women

A gender pay gap isn't just an American problem — gender pay disparities exist in other countries, and some are larger than others. A few of the countries with the most significant gender pay gaps include Korea, Estonia, Japan, and Chile. Here are 12 countries with big gender pay gaps.
Here's how much women earn compared to men around the world.

While Iceland is the first country to outlaw the gender pay gap, the rest of the world is seeing a bigger divide than ever

Iceland has one of the smallest gaps in income between men and women. Here’s how the rest of the world stacks up.

The highest-paying medical jobs in America

Want to help heal people and make a ton of money? These are the jobs for you.

The 10 highest-paying jobs in America in 2017

Doctors earn, on average, almost $40,000 more a year than the second highest-paid profession.

15 signs you’re underpaid

Most people feel they're underpaid. Here's how to know if you really are.

The Cheesecake Factory has great news for the US economy

Increasing wages and pricing power at The Cheesecake Factory will be welcome news for the Federal Reserve.

Wage growth is accelerating, and that could change the Fed’s plans

Wage growth is expected to hit 3% by 1Q in 2017, according to Carlyle's Jason Thomas. Here are the implications.

22 jobs where people make far less now than they would have ten years ago

If you have one of these jobs, you could make less now for doing the same thing.