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Walmart Is Increasing Pay, Adding Benefits For Employees

Walmart is raising its starting wage to eleven-dollars for all hourly employees nationwide, crediting the White House tax overhaul.  Currently, Walmart employees make nine-dollars an hour, which will increase to ten-dollars an hour after training is completed. In a statement to employees, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expresses a desire to "continue investing" into employees with…

Feds Raid 7-Elevens Across The U.S.

Nearly 100 7-Eleven franchise stores across the U.S. are the targets of immigration agents.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms agents served notice of inspection and conducted interviews with employees and managers of the stores Wednesday.  An ICE official tells NBC News that Customs Enforcement will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by…

Newark Police Continuing To Provide Senator Booker Protection

Newark Police are continuing to provide increased protection for New Jersey Senator Corey Booker following a death threat.  U.S. Capitol Police told local authorities about the issue after Booker received a Christmas card threatening to lynch him and his family.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a statement Saturday detailing the city's response.  Recently Booker campaigned…

Holiday Travel Volume to Set All-Time Record, says AAA

Locally, 2.7 million New Jersey Residents to Travel Nationally, 107 million to travel during the year-end holidays. Hamilton, NJ, December 14, 2017 - ‘Tis the season for travel – and in record numbers!  AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates more than 2.7 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the year-end…

Port Authority Bomb Suspect To Be Arraigned Bedside

  The would-be Port Authority suicide bomb suspect is being arraigned bedside today on federal terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah is under arrest at Bellevue Hospital where he's being treated for burns and lacerations in Monday's botched bombing. U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said the Bangladeshi-born 27-year-old went to the busy New York City transit hub to…

Police Identify Bomber In Port Authority Blast

    Police are identifying the suspected bomber in today's terror blast at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says 27-year-old Akayed Ullah was wearing an improvised low tech explosive device attached to his body, when it went off in a subway passageway around 7:20 local time this morning.  He suffered burns and…

NBC Fires "Today" Host Matt Lauer For "Inappropriate Sexual Behavior"

Longtime NBC "Today" show host Matt Lauer is out of a job after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.  NBC News president Andy Lack notified staff of Lauer's firing shortly before this morning's show went on the air.  Lack wrote that NBC officials received a detailed complaint from a colleague…

Cyber Monday Sales On Track For Record Spending

Americans are finding holiday shopping is as easy as using their smartphone or other mobile devices. Adobe Insights reports that Cyber Monday sales are on track to hit nearly six-point-six-billion dollars this season, a nearly 17-percent increase over last year.  Cyber Monday would become the largest digital shopping day in U.S. history.  The totals come…

NJ Pharma Giant Tackles Veterans Suicide Tragedy

Johnson & Johnson, the nation's largest healthcare company, is mounting a campaign to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans.  The Veteran Administration's own statistics show there are 22 suicides a day, or one every 65-minutes. Dr. David Hough, a neuroscientist at J&J, says veterans who experience combat are more prone to depression,…

Uzbek President Vows To Help NY Terror Probe

The President of Uzbekistan is showing support for the U.S. after an Uzbek man was accused of a deadly terror attack in New York.  He told President Trump today that his country is ready to use all its resources to help investigate yesterday's attack in Manhattan.  Suspect Sayfullo Saipov is accused of killing eight people and…