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Starbucks Announces Plan to Raise Employee Wages

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In a letter to employees on Monday, CEO Howard Schultz said the coffee chain will increase base pay for U.S. employees and managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3.

Wal-Mart Employees Are Restless

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Wal-Mart may be fined by a Minnesota judge for violating the state's employment laws. The fines are for ''contractual violations," a fancy way of saying that Wal-Mart denied rest breaks to workers at least 1.5 million times.

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