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Fast food workers push for $15 an hour

CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


Coming out of the Social Security closet

Well, I've written another column that sure touched a nerve. I'm talking about the column that appeared a couple weeks ago in which I shared an email I got from a woman who was upset because her good friend died at age 69 without ever collecting a nickel of her Social Security benefits. She was angry at a financial planner who advised her friend to delay benefits until age 70. Sadly, in this woman's case, that turned out to be bad advice.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON (AP) - More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


As inmate died, lawyers debated

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Doctor fires back at gunman

DARBY, Pa. (AP) - A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man held after wild car-theft spree

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Tornado slams campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man claims penis was mistakenly amputated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Dad charged after dresser kills 2 toddlers

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Not buying insurance may cost you $2,448

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17% by hauling 8% more freight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Workforce layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) - The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


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FCC voting on new phone rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come ...

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Hotel trade group blasts proposed sale of Orbitz

NEW YORK (AP) - The hotel industry is objecting to the acquisition of Orbitz by one-time rival Expedia, saying that it would lead to higher prices ...

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Media stocks slammed as pay TV bundle starts unravelling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel finally took a toll on major media companies.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Poll shows few consumers have received credit cards with chips

NEW YOPRK (AP) - Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast ...

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Abercrombie & Fitch promises to stop on-call shifts in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plans to discontinue on-call shifts in New York this year, dropping a requirement for employees to remain ...

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Zynga reports 2nd quarter loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Thursday reported a loss of $26.9 million in its second quarter.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation


Shackling video ignites debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


GOP debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

CLEVELAND (AP) - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Utah group to start Scout troop welcoming gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

NEW YORK (AP) - Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter.

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Hollywood takes on troubled minds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Tax filing problems could jeopardize health aid for 1.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-broadcaster sues Fox Sports over firing

DALLAS (AP) - Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


SUVs, help drive strong sales

DETROIT (AP) - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


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