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WalMart Raises Starting Wage To $11, Provides One-Time Bonus Following Trump Tax Reform

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge Add Wal-Mart to the growing list of companies boosting employee compensation in the aftermath of the passage of Trump’s tax reform. In a just released press release, Wal-Mart Stores announced it is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11, expanding maternity and parental leave […]

US Household Debt Is Rising 60% Faster Than Wages, And One Rating Agency Is Worried / by Tyler Durden / Nov 30, 2017 11:19 AM In a report released today by DBRS titled “Consumer debt and debt burden”, the rating agency which is best known for keep Italian debt eligible for ECB monetization at the peak of the European banking crisis, looks at the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit issued by […]

Home Prices In All US Cities Grow Faster Than Wages… And Then There’s Seattle / by Tyler Durden / Oct 31, 2017 10:42 AM According to the latest BLS data, average hourly wages for all US workers rose at a respectable 2.9% relative to the previous year, if still below the Fed’s “target” of 3.5-4.5%, as countless economists are unable to explain how 4.3% unemployment, and “no slack” in the economy […]

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Not With a Bang But a Whimper – Dedicated to the One I Love / BY JESSE / 06 OCTOBER 2017 “When swept out of its normal channel, life scatters into innumerable streams.  It is difficult to foresee which it will take in its treacherous and winding course.  Where today it flows in shallows, like a rivulet over sandbanks, so shallow that the shoals are visible, tomorrow it may flow richly […]

This is what $100 buys you in Venezuela / Simon Black / September 28, 2017 The gunfire on the streets near my hotel started around 9pm last night. The sound is unmistakable, especially at night on an otherwise quiet city street. I had recently returned to the hotel after a few evening meetings. And coming back after dark it was as if they had […]

Why Wages Have Lost Ground in the 21st Century / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 The problem with stagnant wages is our socio-economic system requires ever-higher incomes to function. One of the enduring mysteries for conventional economists is why wages aren’t rising for the bottom 95% even as unemployment is low and hiring remains robust. According to classical economics, the limited supply of […]

Wal-Mart Threatens To Fine Suppliers For Delivering Goods Early / by Tyler Durden / Jul 12, 2017 As Wal-Mart ramps up its war against, it seems the retailer’s suppliers are increasingly being squeezed. After telling trucking companies that the retailer will no longer do business with them if they continue moving goods for Amazon, Wal Mart is now threatening to punish suppliers for delivering goods a day […]

Why Wages Are So Weak – A Thought Experiment   / by Steven Englander via Rafiki Capital Management / Jul 10, 2017 8:00 PM A thought experiment on why wages are so weak I propose a microeconomic rationale for why macro wage performance is so weak, despite tight labor markets. The idea is that we are getting paid less for our job-specific knowledge because technology is […]

Bowling For Inflation: US CPI Urban Consumers Less Food & Energy YoY Falls To 1.7% As Real Weekly Wages YoY Rise (Retail Sales Fall By Most Since Jan 2016) / by Anthony B Sanders via Confounded Interest / June 14, 2017 In a prelude to the almost certain rate hike by The Federal Reserve this afternoon, the US CPI Urban Consumers Less Food & Energy YoY fell to 1.7%. At least the downward trend in real weekly wages YoY was halted. READ MORE The post Bowling For Inflation: […]

There Ain’t no Economics in Economic Impact Studies / Roy Cordato / May 29, 2017 Economic impact studies are everywhere. Whether it’s to support a new highway project, special tax breaks for solar energy, the building of a civic center or sports complex, or to promote subsidies for Hollywood film producers, you can find an economic impact study, often touting how great the […]