Biz Report: Minimum Wage Hikes, Lack of Holiday TV Ads, Burger King Coupon Clash and Apple Wants Your Trust Back

The federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour

NATIONAL — With 2018 officially here, many workers across the country will see an increase in their paychecks. Minimum wage hikes are taking place in 18 states, along with many cities and counties across the country. Washington State has the highest minimum wage in the U.S. with workers making $11.50 an hour and also holds the highest local wage at…

Minneapolis Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Smaller business will phase it in over seven years

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour. But wages won’t increase all at once throughout the city. The higher wage will be phased in for businesses with 100 or more employees over the next five years. Smaller business will phase it in over seven years. The city will fully…