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Whiskey rebellion looms in Tennessee over Jack Daniels’ protection law

March 20, 2014

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A year-long fight among state legislators over the definition of true Tennessee whiskey is spilling over to the international distilled spirits business, dividing both Tennessee’s powerful whiskey interests and multinational corporations battling for billions of dollars in global market share, the Washington Post reports. For more than a century, distillers around Tennessee have produced whiskey […]

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Obama to raise minimum wage to $10.10 for government contract workers

January 28, 2014

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President Obama will announce in the State of the Union address Tuesday that he will use his executive power to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts, fulfilling a top demand by liberal lawmakers and groups, according to a White House document, the Washington Post reports. Obama will […]

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WaPo’s Meyerson: When it wants to slum, business still goes to the South

June 26, 2013

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A drop of 3.8 percent in the hourly wages of U.S. workers in the first quarter of 2013 marked the steepest decline since the government began measuring in 1947. Washington Post opinion writer Harold Meyerson takes this wage drop as a sure sign that the so-called economic recovery will continue to be one of higher […]

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