August 01, 1998
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August 1998
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Closet space: Repeat guests of the Pan Pacific San Francisco can keep a few suits and personal items in a "luxury locker" at the hotel. They'll find their clothes dry-cleaned and laundered when they return. Another perk: an on-site pillow-fluffing machine, which will puff feather pillows to each guest's specifications.

The minimum wage hike from $4.75 to $5.15 in September 1997 hit the restaurant industry hard, according to the National Restaurant Association. Research shows 146,000 jobs have been eliminated and 42 percent of restaurants increased prices, despite a drop in wholesale food costs. Congress is now debating another 20 percent increase in the minimum wage.

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