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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:42pm

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:33pm

Yes, unemployment has gone up. But not everywhere.

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'Fight For 15' Struggles To Organize Fast-Food Workers

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:49pm

The Service Employees International Union ssays that workers will strike in 150 cities to call for the fast food industry to adopt a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:34pm

Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.

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The Big Picture Of The Fast-Food Wage Dispute

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:14pm

The 150-city protest for a minimum wage hike comes at a time when other changes are putting more pressure on businesses to pay their workers more. Home health care workers joining the fight also raises the issue of overtime rules, which are expected out from the Labor Department in November.

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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:47pm

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:31pm

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.

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Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:42am

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

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NYPD Officers Sent To Twitter School

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The New York City Police Department is forcing some cops to enroll in Social Media 101, following several snafus. A memo handed out at the first session reminded them to use common sense.

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Nevada Likely To Become Home To Tesla's Battery Factory

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

Several states, including California and Texas, are in competition for the so-called Gigafactory, which is expected to employ as many as 6,500 workers. They will make lithium ion batteries.

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Michael Bloomberg Will Return To Run His Media Company

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

The company announced in a news release that Daniel Doctoroff, who has led the company as Chief Executive Officer since 2011, would step aside at the end of this year.

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Boring Craigslist Ads Could Be A Thing Of The Past

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:01am

That is if Classify Advertising gets its way. Advertising students and professionals are providing their services for free to help jazz up the postings of items for sale on Craigslist.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:40am

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:33am

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.

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CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:32am

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:55pm

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decision.

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The Business Of Halloween Means You Can Buy An Arm And A Leg

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:01pm

Americans spend billions on the fall holiday — especially for elaborate costumes and decorations. And companies that specialize in Hollywood horror props also make them for Halloween enthusiasts.

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Look Forward To The Trip, Not The Gadgets, To Be Truly Happy

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:55pm

CVS has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves.

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Residents Worry Urban Drilling Will Turn Downtowns Into Oil Towns

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

Drilling for oil and gas in rural and suburban areas isn't new. But energy extraction companies are now moving into more densely populated areas, raising a new set of concerns for city residents.

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