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Hobby Lobby raising hourly minimum wage to $17

Hobby Lobby is raising its minimum wage to $17 an hour for full-time employees. The change will go into effect October 1. The Oklahoma-based retailer said it raised the hourly minimum wage for full-time employees to $15 in 2014, and…

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on, but only in TV land

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on, but it'll look very different than it has over its last 94 years.This year's parade will still have the giant balloons, colorful floats and, of course, Santa Claus, but it will "shift…

Trump holds first entirely indoor rally in nearly three months

President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of supporters indoors on Sunday for the first time in nearly three months.Trump attacked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's voting record and mental acuity, and he repeated his campaign message about law and order.…

61% of Americans looking for jobs right now want to switch careers

The pandemic has hit the US economy and job market hard, battering some industries beyond recognition. That's inspired many job seekers to change careers altogether, according to a new study.About 61% of US job seekers surveyed -- which includes people…

Target plans to increase its Black workforce by 20% over the next three years

Target wants to increase its Black workforce by 20% over the next three years.The retailer publicized its hiring goal Thursday morning in conjunction with the release of its latest diversity report. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission examined the 2019 racial…

Trump campaign events in Nevada canceled, campaign co-chair says

Two Trump campaign events scheduled to take place in Nevada this weekend were canceled, according to Adam Laxalt, a Nevada co-chair of Trump's campaign.The announcement comes after The Nevada Independent reported that the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority said that President Donald…

Home Depot cancels Black Friday

Black Friday as you know it is gone this year at Home Depot.But don't fret. The home improvement retailer said it's just taking a different approach to the annual one-day deep discounts bonanza that occurs the day after Thanksgiving.Instead of…

The Xbox Series X will cost $499

After over a year of teasers and mini-announcements, the mystery is solved: We finally know that the next-gen Xbox Series X will cost $499.Xbox unveiled the price tag along with its release date. Both the Xbox Series X and the…

West Coast fires: Hundreds of homes burned to ground, Oregon governor says

Hundreds of homes in Oregon are gone as growing wildfires, fueled in part by strong winds, "substantially destroyed" sections of several communities, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday."This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire…