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Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet Raises

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — DFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet.

He says Minnesota’s top officials make less than other states. 280 more words

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Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that’s what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. 321 more words

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A Weakening

The boy said, “I saw you yesterday on Hyde Street.”  His father said nothing. “And who you were with,” the boy added. Still nothing from his father, whose head hung down now. 81 more words

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PayRange, A Startup That Enables Vending Machines To Take Credit Cards For Payment, Raises $12M

PayRange, which makes a small device that plugs into vending machines that enables customers to pay with credit cards, said that it has raised $12 million in venture financing. 360 more words

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New LAUSD Budget Gives Teachers 10 Percent Raise, Cuts Hundreds Of Jobs; Superintendent To Step Down

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a $7.8-billion budget that brings to mind Charles Dickens’ well-known passage: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” 190 more words

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Short Workout To Strengthen Your Core For Paddling

Your core, as a paddler, is an important part of your body to strengthen. Power in paddling comes from the rotation of your core. Here is a workout that you can do at home without the need for weights. 339 more words

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Duolingo raises $45 million, now valued at nearly half a billion dollars


Duolingo, the company known for its popular language-learning app, has raised another $45 million in funding.The latest round, lead by Google Capital, brings Duolingo’s total funding up to $83 million, following a $20 million Series C last year. 118 more words