The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced on Thursday that it was voluntarily raising its minimum wage for new workers to $11 an hour starting next month.

The market may be telling us about the ouctome of the mid-term elections as well.

Once again economists’ forecasts fell short in November, with the surging economy generating 228,000 new jobs compared to estimates of fewer than 200,000.

Preliminary numbers show that online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday surged to record highs, with Cyber Monday sales likely to do the same.

Stock prices were predicted to drop after Donald Trump won the election a year ago, but the Dow has risen 5,000 points since then. Trump is taking the credit, but investors been focusing on company sales, profits, and earnings.

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