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WarCry - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The FLSA was passed in 1947 with a minimum wage of $0.75/hr and has changed over the course of time. This law has, to date, not been found unconstitutional, so, ergo it is a constitutional law, whether you like it or not. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was pushing for a national minimum wage, he said: “By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level — I mean the wages of a decent living.”…
pullthisleg - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow, all I can say is wow. The ignorance of people never ceases to amaze me. "This movement is saying that America is less than she promises to be, morally and constitutionally, by denying living wages," Barber said. Really? I don't recall minimum wage in the constitution. Oh here it is, page 340598, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness...and $15 and hour with benefits. Can't believe…
qfingers - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I got the impression you were a bit older so I'm curious as to what tax credit you are getting that means you get back more than you paid in. That's usually reserved for child credit and earned income credit. I imagine it might be earned income credit and if you get back more than you paid in that's an entitlement. That fact they buried welfare in the tax law doesn't change that.…
pjohnf - BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Fine let's make the IHSA open their books and meetings to scrutiny but state government should not be allowed to control high school sports. Government screws up everything it touches and we don't need state government screwing up high school sports too.
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about if they get food stamps and a free lunch, the food stamp amount if lowered by what the free lunches cost. As that is double dipping. WHY should the taxpayers have to pay them twice of more for the same thing?

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Tyson Foods Wins Bidding War for Hillshire Brands

1 month, 2 weeks ago From Illinoisagconnection.com

It appears that Tyson Foods Inc. has won the bidding battle to buy Hillshire Brands Co., besting an offer from Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Terms were not available, according to reports. 

Pilgrim's Pride had offered $55 per share, or roughly $6.82 billion, for Chicago-based Hillshire last week, upping its offer after Tyson entered the bidding with an offer of $50 per share, or roughly $6.2 billion, for Hillshire on May 29.

Hillshire, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage and Ball Park hot dogs, agreed last week to share information with Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson and hold separate discussions with both suitors regarding their unsolicited proposals.

Hillshire has been seen as a potential acquisition candidate for months as companies look for ways to boost their sales of branded foods, which often carry higher profit margins than commodity-focused items. Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride each handle meat processing and have some branded operations. Both have said they were attracted to Hillshire in part because of its presence in areas such as brand-name breakfast foods.

Tyson has already done smaller acquisitions over the past several months, including its January purchase of the assets of Michigan-based Bosco’s Pizza Co., a maker of stuffed breadsticks and frozen pizzas.

Pilgrim's Pride is 75-percent owned by Brazil’s JBS S.A., the world's largest meat company. An acquisition of Hillshire would allow it to expand further into retail products and to bring the U.S.-focused Hillshire products into international market


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