1. The Minimum Wage Debate Continues
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The state of Washington already has the highest minimum wage in the country, at more than $9 per hour – but some say it’s not good enough. As a campaign moves forward to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15, business owners worry about what the increase could do to their bottom lines. Tougo Coffee operator Brian Wells says a higher minimum wage would change the number of employees working for him, but he’d love to pay his employees what he considers to be a living wage. Icon Grill executive chef Nick Musser, however, says the businesses can’t bear the weight of a 60% increase in wages.
2. The Worst Investing Habits
Could your bad money moves be blamed on bad DNA? Scientists are digging into disastrous financial decisions, and a new study from Chase Blueprint shows that only 25% of people are born with a self-control gene that makes them immune to spending. Personal finance expert Jordan Goodman shares the five money moves that are wrecking your finances – and how to bounce back after a major error.
3. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page Hacked
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself the victim of a Palestinian hacker, after the hacker had tried repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, to report a security flaw. AllThingsD senior editor Arik Hesseldahl says this comes from Facebook’s “bounty program,” which pays hackers to report serious flaws. Hesseldahl also weighs in on Carl Icahn’s recent decision to disclose his stake in Apple on Twitter.
4. Turmoil in Egypt Not a Risk to Global Oil Supply?
Egypt is reevaluating its strategic relationship with the United States, despite the fact that the U.S. has been giving the country billions of dollars in aid. But could stopping aid hurt the U.S. due to Egypt’s control of the Suez Canal? Huntsman Corporation founder Jon Huntsman, Sr. says he’s not too worried, though, about the price of oil going through the roof.