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Despite periodic increases, the buying power of the federal minimum wage hasn't kept up with inflation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data show that in 1968, the federal minimum was equivalent to $10.90 in 2015 dollars, nearly $4 higher than today's rate.
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A lot of other hipster mom and pop coffee places have sprung up and are taking away from Starbucks'niche.
originally posted by: ketsuko
The Starbucks in the grocery store has stopped putting enough flavor syrup in my latte for me to taste it lately.
I ask for cinnamon dulce, and I can't tell if they actually put it in there. I prefer the little corner coffee joint. I can get a large for grande money and when I ask for cinnamon, I taste cinnamon.