Three Things You Need to Know on October 2nd

October 2, 2018

The FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh continue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says senators will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week. President Trump says isn't talking about a "Plan-B" in case the Senate doesn't confirm Kavanaugh. 

The Nobel Prize for Medicine is being given to James Allison of Houston and Tasuku Honjo, of Japan. They are being honored for their discoveries leading to new approaches in using the immune system to fight cancer. This year's Nobel Prize in physics is being jointly awarded to American physicist Arthur Ashkin and professors Donna Strickland of Canada and Gerard Mourou of France.  They received the honor for their groundbreaking advances and inventions in the field of laser physics. Professor Strickland becomes only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics since it was first awarded in 1901. 

Amazon continues to grow, and that growth applies to employee salaries as well!  Bloomberg reports the 'Zon is raising the minimum wage for all its U.S. workers to 15 dollars an hour.  The pay hike will cover workers employed by temp agencies, as well as those who work directly for Amazon. The pay raise takes effect November 1st.