Business & Economy
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Phone companies pledge to fight robocalls

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/23/19, 12:08 pm

Attorneys general from every state are working with 12 major telecom companies to tackle a truly bipartisan issue: the nuisance of robocalls. The number of automated phone calls in the United States rose to 48 billion in 2018, and the Federal Communications Commission receives more than 200,000 complaints per year about unwanted calls.

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Minimum wage law stifles NYC jobs

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/06/19, 11:36 am

New York City’s higher minimum wage is hurting some of those it was meant to help. Small businesses suffering from having to pay employees $15 an hour, which went into effect Dec. 31, are cutting work shifts and limiting overtime to compensate. Susannah Koteen, owner of Lido Restaurant in Harlem, told The Wall Street Journal, “You can only cut back so many people before the service starts to suffer.”

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Delivery drivers admit to bite-stealing

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 01:08 pm

Food tampering gained national attention this summer when a video of a girl opening and licking a tub of ice cream and putting it back in the grocery store freezer went viral. Now a US Foods survey says some food delivery workers are guilty of sampling their customer’s food. More than a quarter of the workers surveyed—from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, and Postmates—admitted they had helped themselves to a delivery order.

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