Minimum wage got a boost this week as several counties in the Washington, D.C., area approved significant baseline pay increases. Yesterday, Prince George's County voted to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour following the same move by neighboring Montgomery County last week. The wage hike means workers in minimum-wage jobs will earn about 60 percent more than the current minimum wage in both Prince George’s County and Montgomery County, which is set to $7.25 per hour. Prince George’s County council member Andrea Harrison told CNNMoney that both counties coordinated their legislative efforts to "eliminate the competitive disadvantage" that would likely occur if one county increased wages and the other did not. The wage increase will happen gradually over the next four years, hitting the full $11.50 by 2017 in Prince George’s County and it does include some exemptions. For example, those under 19 years old will not be eligible to earnRead More
Blackberry Limited (BBRY) just received an offer by a former board member to take the company private for almost $5 billion. Fairfax Financial Holdings (FRFGF) announced that it will pay about $9 per share of Blackberry for 90 percent of the smartphone company’s shares. Fairfax – a Toronto-based financial services firm – already holds 10 percent of all Blackberry stock. Read More
Are you feeling lucky? The Powerball jackpot for Thursday soared to $550 million, almost catching up to its all time high of $587 million from November 2012. Despite several million in cash prizes from Wednesday’s drawing, no tickets contained all six lottery numbers for the major jackpot win. Read More
It’s National Donut Day! Just in time for summer, right? You thought you had finally gotten rid of that spare tire and were ready for the beach and bikini when BAM! – it’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY!
What does this mean, exactly? Is it an official, government sanctioned holiday? Are banks closed? What if you don’t like donuts?
Find out all this and more about National Donut Day… after the jump!
Looks like it’s time to start using cash again because starting early next year, some banks are going to start charging debit card fees just for the privilege of swiping your handy little card. Yeah, really.
Pack your bags! Southwest Airlines is rolling out one the the best promotions we’ve seen in a long time. In honor of it’s 40th anniversary (seriously, who knew Southwest Airlines has even been around that long?!), the friendly sky flyer is offering its loyal passengers $40, $80 and $120 one-way fares.
Keep reading for more… after the jump!
Huguette Clark, a copper heiress, died in New York City at the age 104. According the New York Times, Clark preferred to called Madame Clark and had an obsession for porcelain dolls and solitude.
Read more about the life of this enigmatic woman… after the jump!
After 39 days of bug bites and wearing the same underwear, the sadistic social experiment known as Survivor crowned yet another $1,000,000 winner on last night’s finale. It was a never been done before season, unlike any other, with two returning players and a Redemption Island aspect that added twists and turns to the game unlike any other season.
So, which dirt covered Survivor reigned supreme? Find out… after the jump!
Oh, to be Bethenny Frankel.
The woman really has it all. A booming career, hot body, gorgeous hubby, darling baby and, if the rumors are true… millions of dollars from the recent sale of her Skinnygirl Margarita brand.
Keep reading for more Bethenny and her fortune-ate life… after the jump!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to honor your mom than with yummy food. But if forking over hard earned cash for an Edible Arrangement isn’t in your budget, check out these clever DIY versions.
Remember, moms always loved your homemade macaroni artwork, you’ll know she’ll love a homemade edible arrangement. Find out how to make one… after the jump!