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Wednesday October 27th, 2021 evening edition

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A political organization led by the Democratic titan is branching out into paying off medical debts.

FILE - Stacey Abrams speaks during a church service in Norfolk, Va., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.

ATLANTA (AP) — The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts.

“What is so important about this is the tie between Medicaid expansion and just crushing medical debt,” Groh-Wargo said.

The group has raised more than $100 million since Abrams founded it after her 2018 loss in the Georgia governor’s race.

“I know firsthand how medical costs and a broken healthcare system put families further and further in debt,” Abrams said in a statement. »

2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

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London (CNN Business) Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage.

The minimum hourly wage for people over the age of 23 will increase by 6.6% to £9.50 ($13), the government said ahead of its budget announcement on Wednesday.

criticized as inadequate because The increase to the National Living Wage is more than twice the current inflation rate of 3.1%. »

Senate Democrats unveil plan to hit 700 billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos with major tax hikes

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Senate Democrats are chasing the growing pile of wealth held by some of the wealthiest Americans.

"The Billionaires Income Tax would ensure billionaires pay tax every year, just like working Americans," Wyden said in a statement.

"We have a historic opportunity with the Billionaires Income Tax to restore fairness to our tax code and fund critical investments in American families.". »

U.S.-French Deal On New Aircraft Carriers Could Mend Rift From Sub Snub

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French anger at the poorly communicated strategic snub was exacerbated by the simultaneous collapse of Australia’s $65 billion deal to buy 12 “Shortfin” Barracuda Class submarines from France.

While America is eager to address a range of maritime security challenges, France is at the early stages of an aircraft carrier recapitalization program.

And the U.S., as it works with France on its new carrier, will continue to mull the prospect of fielding smaller, lower-cost aircraft carriers. »