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McDonald's will raise Pay for US Employees on 1st July
McDonald's also joins the raising pay trend and the company is planning to raise pay for of 90,000 US employees starting on July 1, 2015.
McDonald's fails to appease labour critics  Independent Online
Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump  Charlotte Observer
The Seattle Times  
Wal-Mart exec: Stores need polishing
Wal-Mart U.S. President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran has averaged nearly 15 in-store visits a month since his promotion last August.
Walmart Supports Gay Rights on Social Media  American Register
Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force  New York Times
Airbnb Is Now Available in Cuba
Airbnb operates in 190 countries and 34,000 cities around the world, but its latest addition could be a momentous one. The online lodgings marketplace said today it now offers properties for rent in Cuba, becoming one of the first U.S.
US-based Airbnb adding private Cuban homes to listings
Airbnb Goes to Cuba with 1000 New Property Listings  Cond´┐Ż Nast Traveler
Salesforce CEO: We're helping employees move out of Indiana
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Wednesday that he is helping employees who are uncomfortable with Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to transfer out of the state.
Salesforce Former CFO Cancels Retirement Plans, To Continue As EVP  RTT News, inc. CEO Marc Benioff Sells 12500 Shares (CRM)  The Legacy
Euro Climbs Ahead Of ECB Minutes
CANBERA (Alliance News) - The euro drifted higher against the other major currencies in early European deals on Thursday, as traders look forward to release of minutes of the European Central Bank's March 4-5 monetary policy meeting, which would shed ...
Cheap Oil, QE Underpin Eurozone Recovery, S&P Says  Wall Street Journal (blog)
FOREX-Dollar hurt by weak US data, helps euro trade above $1.08  Yahoo Finance UK
Record low snowpack, big water cuts
New water restrictions were approved Wednesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order in response to record low snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada.
Gov. Jerry Brown battling California water crisis created by his father, Gov ...  Washington Post
California imposes first-ever water restrictions as drought worsens
Pfizer to stop selling vaccines in China after failing to get license renewal
Prevenar is used in children from 2 months To 2 years old to stop invasive diseases caused by the pneumococcus streptococcus bacteria.
Pfizer to Cease Vaccine Sales Business in China  Wall Street Journal
Pfizer to shutter vaccines sales business in China  Economic Times
Kraft bet on wheat futures to influence wheat price: US Futures Trading ...
CHICAGO: Emails between former senior executives at Kraft Foods, including its chief financial officer and a top procurement director, are among the evidence in a US lawsuit accusing the company and Mondelez International of manipulating wheat prices.
Wheat prices: Kraft and Mondelez sued  Independent Online
Kraft Foods emails lay out plan to depress US wheat prices -CFTC  Reuters
US construction spending falls
US construction spending has slipped for the second month, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building. CONSTRUCTION spending fell 0.1 per cent in February after a revised 1.7 per cent drop in January, the Commerce Department said.
Construction Spending Dips Again, Affecting Overall Growth  New York Times
US construction spending falls for second month in February  Salon
10 reasons to reduce your tax refund
Between Congress cutting its budget and the increased incidences of identity fraud, the IRS has made it known that refunds will go out more slowly this year than in the past.
Procrastinating on Your Income Taxes? Here's 10 Things You Need to Know
No joke! Tax filing deadline is fast approaching  KTAL