The Daily Populous

Monday April 5th, 2021 evening edition

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Big restaurant chains are telling investors that a national minimum wage hike wouldn't be a big deal—even as their corporate lobbying groups in Washington fight plans for a $15 minimum wage.

The National Restaurant Association, which represents restaurants around the country, has been a staunch opponent of federal efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Read more This Fast Food Giant Bragged About Killing $15 Minimum Wage This Fast Food Giant Bragged About Killing $15 Minimum Wage.

And I'll tell you, quite honestly, in our corporate store business, we're not paying the federal minimum wage anyway.

Roark Capital has warned its investors that its portfolio companies could be "adversely affected by changes in governmental policies," including the minimum wage.

The Raise the Wage Act would phase out this subminimum wage by 2025, and then companies will have to pay tipped workers the federal minimum wage.

There is no evidence that workers are tipped less in states that have eliminated the minimum wage. »

GameStop Announces Preliminary Sales Results for the First Nine Weeks of Fiscal 2021 Reflecting an Approximately 11% Increase Compared to the Prior Year Period

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For the first nine-weeks of fiscal 2021, total global sales increased approximately 11% from the nine-week period ended April 4, 2020.

February: the four-week period ended February 27, 2021 total global sales increased approximately 5.3% from the four-week period ended February 29, 2020.

March: the five-week period ended April 2, 2021,total global sales increased approximately 18% from the five week period ended April 4, 2020. »


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SEOUL, April 5, 2021 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced that it is closing its mobile business unit.

LG will work collaboratively with suppliers and business partners throughout the closure of the mobile phone business.

Moving forward, LG will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and develop mobility-related technologies such as 6G to help further strengthen competitiveness in other business areas. »

Chernobyl soundtrack: who composed the haunting music for the HBO miniseries?

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Created using real sounds from a nuclear power plant, the soundtrack for ‘Chernobyl’ provides a chilling musical accompaniment to the multi-award-nominated HBO miniseries.

Included in the nominations is Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, who received her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series.

Every sound heard in Guðnadóttir’s extraordinary score was captured from an actual power plant, including pumps, reactors and turbines. »

Aboriginal teenager loses bid to have trial heard by female judge for cultural reasons

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The girl, then 15, was strip searched at Wagga Wagga Police Station in March 2019 after she was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car.

She wanted the court to order that no men be present in court when the footage was played, and that the footage not be showed to any men.

The girl was initially refused bail and held in jail for more than six months after the strip search. »