Metro-East News

June 26, 2014

Daily business briefing: Ikea raising its minimum wage

Furniture retailer Ikea will raise its average hourly minimum wage to $10.76 an hour. The news comes as the retailer is building its first store in St. Louis. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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A recent energy boom is fueling economic expansion in the Midwest. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The Labor Department reports that weekly unemployment benefit applications fell by 2,000. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The number of pay TV subscribers in the U.S. fell for the first time last year. Subscriptions fell 0.1 percent to 94.6 million, according to Leichtman Research Group. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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