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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers by early 2022. Learn how to research the topic of minimum wage and how to locate executive orders just like this one.

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Buying GameStop

In a David and Goliath story for the modern era, at-home Reddit-browsing retail investors have taken on the investment firms of Wall Street—and the Redditors, up until recently, were winning. Learn about the GameStop controversy and understand market regulations with HeinOnline.

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A Quick ‘N Easy Guide to FDR’s Most Influential New Deal Programs

The 1920s-1930s witnessed most severe economic downturn the industrialized Western world had ever seen. In the United States, recovery was primarily helmed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt through his first and second “New Deal.” Rediscover the legislation with HeinOnline.

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Tariffs, Talks, and Trade Wars: The U.S.-China Trade Conflict

The Trump Administration has imposed steep tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of products from the European Union, Canada, Mexico and, in particular, China. As historic developments in international trade unfold, stay informed with HeinOnline’s U.S. International Trade Library.

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NAFTA: Reviewed, Revised, Renamed

Changes are on the rise for the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. These three countries met and negotiated a last-minute agreement, which revised and could ultimately replace, NAFTA.

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Do Not Pass Go: Will Amazon’s Monopoly Be Subject to Regulations?

This past month, Amazon reached $1 trillion in value, falling second to Apple. Should the changing economy be subject to new rules? Lina Khan thinks so, and she’s shaking up the system. Read this new post to learn how to research such topics in HeinOnline.

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Although bitcoin was invented in 2009 and picked up speed in 2015, its biggest growth spurt occurred in 2017, and its popularity continues to rise. So what exactly is bitcoin and how is it used?