Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cost of living

  • The countrys Twitter-like microblog starts a conversation about livable wages and disposable income in the worlds powerhouse economy.
  • (Atlantic Online)
  • More than 1500 aged-care workers went on strike this morning, with more than 70 of those picketing from rest homes in Palmerston North. Caregivers, nurses and service workers employed by rest home chain Oceania walked off the job at 8.
  • (Stuff)
  • It takes about $55,000 a year for families with young children in St. Mary's County to make ends meet, according to a new study.
  • (So Md News.com)
  • It costs less to live in Morristown than a majority of urban areas of the U.S. according to John Stroud, interim president of the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. It is 8.5 percent below the national average, he said.
  • (Citizen Tribune)
  • About 30 members of Mason-Dixon Business Association attended the organizations Feb.15 luncheon meeting to hear a presentation by Kevin Cysyk, executive director of Country Meadows Retirement Communities of York, Pa.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • This April some Alabama lawmakers will have more cash to pay their taxes. The legislators are set to get a $1,600 cost of living raise which stems from the 2007 62 percent raise. The increase will push some lawmakers salary to around $55,000.
  • (Fox Birmingham)
  • A report released Tuesday by the advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children said the states current minimum wage of $8.25 an hour hasnt kept up with the rising cost of living in the state over the past 30 years.
  • (TheDay)
  • The rising cost of real estate in Kerala, and India, is a mismatch between demand and supply of access to improved living conditions. As general productivity of capital and labour rises, the average wealth in the economy increases.
  • (Gulf News)
  • Groups can actually split the total cost between each individual member. Some of the current classes include: — Holistic Living Personal Wellness, a review of complimentary concepts for balanced lifestyle and total wellbeing.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog))

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