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Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...he's co-sponsoring a proposal to boost wages in South Carolina, which does not have...others in the Senate that target hourly wages.In the Senate, Sen. John Scott, D-Richland...District of Columbia will have minimum wages in place that exceed the federal minimum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
SC bills allow gun permits as voter ID, keep convicts working

...introduced legislation that would let convicts with jobs serve their sentence during the days they're not working, while their wages are garnished to make their child support payments.The bill, pre-filed as S.7 by Sen. Darrell Jackson, D-Richland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-11/sc-bills-allow-gun-permi
Hard to swallow

...productivity-killing business costs will be borne by consumers in the form of higher prices. Workers, too, can expect job cuts and stagnant wages.And for what? So that everyone is forced to see information already widely available upon request or through a quick Internet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-12/hard-swallow
Factory workers are losing leverage

...which supply temporary workers at low wages and without benefits. Manufacturers...manufacturing pay because staffing workers' wages are not counted as part of the industry...workers were counted, it said, those wages would be significantly lower. For example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-06/factory-workers-are-losing-leverage
These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales to bounce back.Stores face cautious shoppers who are juggling stagnant wages and higher costs for food and health care. And Web-savvy customers are using information easily available on their smartphones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/these-retailers-could-use-
Guardian ad litem program faces scrutiny

...guardians are paid. In Augusta, guardians earn $65 an hour, with wages being subtracted from a $250 to $500 retainer that each party...charging fees that families say should be covered by their hourly wages ? including $1 for every text message, e-mail and minute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-29/guardian-ad-litem-prog
Capitalism has been long deprecated, but its spirit takes a deserved bow

...religious, racial or other quotas in hiring, and minimum wages and licensing requirements, of course impede the individual's...interfere with this process with, say, price controls, or minimum wages, someone usually suffers. IT IS EASILY SEEN that free trade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-29/capitalism-has-b
New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...the NAACP as a teenager in the 1970s. She said in the post-civil rights era, her chapter was active in advocating for fair wages and job opportunities for blacks.She joined the Army in 1982 and became a nurse after graduating from college. She worked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-06/new-augusta-naacp-leadership
Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months

...15, the latest data available. That's the lowest level since December 2000.Still, the job gains have yet to push up wages much, limiting the broader growth of the U.S. economy.Average hourly pay rose 3 cents in October to $24.57. That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/applications-us-unemployme
US companies added 208,000 jobs last month

...monthly average is on track to be the highest in 15 years.But that trend has yet to spur significant wage gains. Average hourly wages have risen 2 percent in the past year - barely above inflation and below the 3.5 percent annual increases typical of an economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-03/us-companies-added-208000-