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Re-created from Pew; Chart: Axios Visuals

One in six Americans have earned cash through gig apps — DoorDash or TaskRabbit, for example — per new data from the Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: U.S. adults who have earned money gig apps are most likely to be younger, non-white and from lower-income households.

  • Over half say they tap in to save money or cover gaps in their income.
  • 41% non-white gig workers feel they’re in danger while doing their jobs vs. 28% white workers who feel the same.

P.S. … New proposals unveiled today would require gig workers in the European Union to get minimum wage and sick pay.

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Jan 12, 2022 - Axios Twin Cities

Mapped: Minimum wage increases in Minnesota

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Data: NELR/Axios research; Map: Will Chase/Axios

Employers must pay workers in Minneapolis at least $12.50 an hour as of this month, and those with more than 100 employees are required to pay a minimum of $14.25 an hour.

  • The increases, part of a plan to raise wages to $15 an hour, bring the annual pay for 40 hours a week to $25,000 and $28,000 respectively.
Nathan Bomey, author of Closer
Jan 11, 2022 - Economy & Business

Girl Scout cookies come to DoorDash

The Girl Scouts say their cookie-selling season provides kids with entrepreneurial experience. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of the USA

The Girl Scouts are jumping into the gig economy.

Driving the news: The youth organization said Tuesday that it’ll offer delivery of its signature cookies through DoorDash this year — in addition to the usual sales routes.

Scoop: Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC

Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

MSNBC will soon announce plans to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET hour that Brian Williams turned into an elite destination, two sources familiar with the move tell Axios.

Details: The 9 am ET hour, currently hosted by Ruhle, will become part of MSNBC's flagship morning show, "Morning Joe," which currently runs from 6 am to 9 am ET.