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What changes to the minimum wage mean for small businesses in America

What changes to the minimum wage mean for small businesses in AmericaThe minimum wage is set to increase in 20 states, affecting millions of workers. But how will this forced pay increase impact business owners?



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Macron Magic Endures for Foreign Businesses Despite Domestic Woes

Macron Magic Endures for Foreign Businesses Despite Domestic WoesFor 74 percent of heads of foreign companies in France, the country is an attractive place for business, according to an annual poll of 200 executives by Ipsos. “A year and a half after the election of Emmanuel Macron, the image of France and its attractiveness remains very high and is even increasing,” Ipsos said.



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Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy

Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policyPresident Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.



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T-shirts, tacos, and tourism: Singapore businesses cash in on Trump-Kim mania

T-shirts, tacos, and tourism: Singapore businesses cash in on Trump-Kim maniaBy Dewey Sim and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling “World Peace” medallions and “Peace Out from Lion City” T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in on a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. More than 3,000 journalists are due in town, along with delegations and security entourages.



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Are Kushner's businesses tied to Trump policies?

Are Kushner's businesses tied to Trump policies?NBC News reports that Mueller is looking at whether Kushner's foreign business ties affected White House policy. Ari Melber discusses with Maya Wiley and Natasha Bertrand how any unusual influence could result in criminal charges.



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ICE confirms they raided 77 NorCal businesses this week

ICE confirms they raided 77 NorCal businesses this weekICE's Homeland Security officials confirm that they raided 77 businesses in Northern California this week searching for illegal workers.



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Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policy

Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policySAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cannabis businesses across the United States said they are bracing for an investment slowdown following the U.S. Justice Department’s Thursday directive that will allow the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department was rescinding an Obama-era policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws amid a wave of legalization in states from Alaska to Pennsylvania. “In the short term, this news will further scare away investors which will, in turn, slow down cannabis entrepreneurship,” said Nicolas Ruiz, co-founder of Cloudponics, a San Francisco startup that makes technology which can be used to grow marijuana.



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Leaks show US commerce chief's ties to Putin-linked businesses

Leaks show US commerce chief's ties to Putin-linked businessesUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to a shipping firm linked to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, leaked documents showed Sunday. Ross, a billionaire investor, holds a 31 percent stake in Navigator Holdings through a complex web of offshore investments detailed in leaked documents from a law firm examined by nearly 100 news organizations as part of an international collaboration. The 79-year-old reduced his stake when he took public office, according to public filings.



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White House tells firms to use US workers while keeping quiet about Trump businesses outsourcing overseas

White House tells firms to use US workers while keeping quiet about Trump businesses outsourcing overseasWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer has refused to answer questions about businesses belonging to Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, declaring them “out of bounds”. Journalists asked about the companies’ overseas manufacturing practices on the first day of what White House aides have dubbed “Made in America Week”. The President has vowed to increase trade regulations in an effort to protect American companies and workers.



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Pres. Trump’s New Cuba Policy Leaves Cuban Businesses Scrambling

Pres. Trump’s New Cuba Policy Leaves Cuban Businesses ScramblingAmerican tourists have come in droves since Pres. Obama normalized U.S.-Cuba ties and have been a boon to the Cuban tourism industry. Some Cuban entrepreneurs told NBC News they fear the progress could be reversed under Trump’s new policy.



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