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$15

AVERAGE HOURLY PAY for U.S. restaurant and supermarket workers. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. workers now earn at least $15 an hour, up from 60 percent in 2014.

Source: The Washington Post

86%

PERCENTAGE of Americans who say the pandemic has changed their personality, like making them more conscientious or open to new experiences.

Source: Oracle

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$20,000

AMOUNT of cash hidden somewhere in Maine by residents Kurt and Kelly Stokes. The couple organized a treasure hunt to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial. It became the nation’s 23rd state in 1820.

Source: Associated Press

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