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A vendor sells nativity figurines, in a Christmas market where organizers were still deciding if they would close at 5 p.m., in accordance with a new state mandate intended to help slow the spread of COVID-19, in Ecatepec, Mexico State, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mexico has been posting record increases in coronavirus cases in December, and the capital's hospitals are nearing capacity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico's minimum wage to rise 15% over business objections

Dec. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced the country's daily minimum wage will rise by 15% in January to the equivalent of about $7 per day. The new wage still amounts to less than $1 per hour. But the increase is well above the country’s current 3.3% inflation rate. Minimum wages on...

Report: Millions of full-time US workers get government aid

Nov. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says. A report from the Government Accountability Office found that about 70% of adult workers participating in...