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Apple and Google Declare War – Here's the Secret Winner

Resident tech guru Michael Robinson and I are both big science-fiction fans. Michael likes traditional sci-fi stories, like those of Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. My sci-fi interests are more focused on “Golden Age” radio dramas, “pre-code” comics, and old movies and TV shows… like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

And when Associate Editor Cris Skokna joined our team a few months back, Michael and I were so pleased to discover that he was a sci-fi guy as well that I jokingly dubbed the three of us as “The Trilogy.”

And the other day, Cris told me a story that I absolutely had to share with you…

  • How the 2014 Minimum Wage Debate Will End harry reid The latest exchange on raising the minimum wage in 2014 -- triggered by a Congressional Budget Office report that gave ammo to both sides -- is just one chapter in this ongoing political brawl. But as the year wears on, Republicans will find that this issue will only get more prickly for them...
  • The Surprising Benefits of Raising the Minimum Wage Transaction It's common wisdom that raising the minimum wage is bad for business, and thus bad for the economy. Or is it? Some conservative economists are now arguing that increasing the minimum wage would stimulate the U.S. economy and save the government billions of dollars in addition to improving the lives of low income workers. It makes more sense than you'd think...
  • Minimum Wage Increase: Obama's Proposal and Realities current-minimum-wage

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9, saying the move would reduce poverty and stimulate the economy.

    "Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour," President Obama said. "This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank, rent or eviction, scraping by or finally getting ahead.

    "For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their pockets. And a whole lot of folks out there would probably need less help from government."

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