McDonald’s to Raise U.S. Workers’ Hourly Wage to $10 By End of 2016

While fast-food workers across the country plan protests over their wages later this month, employees at McDonald’s-owned restaurants can expect pay hikes starting this summer. The fast-food giant will raise the average hourly rate for workers at the U.S. restaurants it owns to $ 9.90 from $ 9.01 starting July 1, while those wages will climb to $ 10 per hour by the end of 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company will also allow those employees to earn up to five days Read more [...]

ExxonMobil Employees Raise More Than $2.4 Million for Charities in Northern Virginia

Dateline City: FAIRFAX, Va. Nearly 600 local nonprofit organizations benefit from employee campaign FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and its employees and retirees in Northern Virginia raised more than $ 2.4 million for charitable organizations and local charities in the Northern Virginia area during the 2014 Employees’ Favorite Read more [...]

MH370 families to raise $5 million to find ‘whistleblower’

KUALA LUMPUR: Grieving relatives of passengers on board Flight MH370 on Sunday launched a $ 5 million reward for a whistleblower who can provide key information and aid their search to trace the jet that went missing mysteriously three months ago on this day. After three months of failed search efforts, families have become convinced the authorities are concealing the truth about the disappearance of the Boeing 777-200 and launched the crowd-funding... - Photown News Read more [...]

Bank of America’s “Express Your Thanks” Campaign Returns Ahead of Memorial Day, Will Raise up to $1 Million to Help Service Members and Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Company Also Introduces New Online Job Assistance Resource for Current and Former Service Members Building on the $ 1.4 million Bank of America has raised since 2012 through its “Express Your Thanks” campaign to support transitional programming for service members and veterans, the company announced Read more [...]

Armed men raise Russian flag over east Ukraine police HQ

Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city today, deepening Ukraine’s stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a “gas war” that could disrupt supplies across the Continent. At least 20 men armed with pistols and rifles took over the police and security services headquarters in Slaviansk, about 150km (90 miles) from the border with Russia. Officials said the men had seized... - Photown News Read more [...]

Globevestor starts a $500K raise to build a new kind of angel network for emerging markets

Globevestor, a network for investing in emerging markets, is jumpstarting a $ 500K funding round. According to a recent SEC filing, the California-based company has so far raised $ 25,000 from institutional investors. Currently, the service is only open to accredited investors and “mid-stage private tech startups that have a deep focus on emerging markets.” Source: The Sec VentureBeat » Business Read more [...]

ExxonMobil Employees Raise More Than $1.7 Million for North Texas Charities

Dateline City: IRVING, Texas More than 175 local nonprofit organizations benefit from employee-giving campaign IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and its employees and retirees in North Texas raised more than $ 1.7 million for charitable organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through ExxonMobil’s annual Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign. Employees and retirees contributed to more than 175 charities that provide a wide range of social and educational Read more [...]