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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:58pm

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:23pm

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:06am

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:56am

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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Watchdog Group Releases Global Energy Investment Report

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will have to rely more heavily on Middle Eastern oil in coming years as North American sources start to dry up.

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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

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