Florida Raising Minimum Wage
LYNN NEARY, host:
On Fridays we focus on your money. If you're working in Florida, you may be seeing a pay raise next year. The minimum wage will go up by $0.27 an hour on January 1st, to $6.67 an hour.
That's because of an initiative the state passed two years ago that requires the minimum wage keep pace with inflation.
One thing deflating is the cost of a mortgage. Mortgage rates fell for the ninth time in ten weeks. For the week just ending, the average 30-year mortgage was at 6.31 percent.
And, you may want your ThinkPad to do the math, but you're going to need some new batteries. About a half-million rechargeable batteries in ThinkPad notebooks are being recalled by IBM and Lenovo, because they may cause a fire hazard.
This is the fourth such recall in recent months. Others involved Sony batteries in Dell, Toshiba, and Apple computers.
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