As ball drops, minimum-wage workers in NYC will see pay rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest-paid workers in New York state will have something to look forward to in the new year: a higher minimum wage, with the biggest boost coming to employees in New York City, wh...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to be increased by 5% on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among a number of new regulations to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2019 includes a 5 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage and a 7 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage...

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city ...

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Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Greek ferry crews debate extending two-day strike over pay

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek island ferries are tied up in port for a second day because of a strike by crews, whose main union is debating whether to extend the walkout for another day in pursuit of s...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, annou...

Congress sends defense bill with military pay raise to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final congressional approval to a $716 billion defense policy bill that would raise military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay hike in nine years. ...

Taiwan's state-owned companies hiking pay by average 3.2 percent

Four state-run enterprises are raising wages by an average 3.2 percent this year, retroactive to January, taking a cue from the government's 3 percent salary increase for public servants at the st...

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___ Facebook faces a day of reckoning, at least on Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — The erosion in the value of Facebook as it is perceived on Wall Street involves some ...

House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give military personnel a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The compromise bill ...

The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local): ...

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component par...

House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bipartisan 351-66 vote s...

10,000 Taiwanese workers call for 10% wage raise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 workers marched on the streets of Taipei to mark Labor Day yesterday (May 1) and to make six demands, including a 10 percent salary raise, reported CNA. Organiz...