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OT, minimum wage for health care workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration approved new rules Tuesday that extend minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million home health care workers who help the elderly and disabled with everyday tasks such as bathing, eating or taking medicine.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Poverty stuck at 15%, record 46.5M

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama's recovery plans.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Slower holiday sales growth predicted

NEW YORK (AP) - Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart & big retailers dies in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


Microsoft board boosts dividend by 22 percent

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.

September 17, 2013 | | Nationwide


The super rich get even richer

NEW YORK (AP) - Life is good for America's super wealthy.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Employment gap between rich, poor is widest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) - The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Employment gap between rich, poor is widest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) - The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bill would cut $4B a year from food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is expected to consider a bill this week that would cut food stamps by an estimated $4 billion annually and allow states to put broad new work requirements in place for recipients.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Turkey Talk Line to have 1st male spokesman

NEW YORK (AP) - This year if you call Butterball's Turkey Talk Line for some cooking advice, you might get a male voice on the line.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wall Street rallies after Summers exits Fed race

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street was happy to see Larry Summers go.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM working on 200-mile electric car

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.

September 16, 2013 | | Nationwide


Social Security around the world

I have always been amazed by the number of people who think Social Security is unique to the United States. Or if not truly unique, they figure that maybe a couple of those "socialist" countries like Sweden and Denmark might have social insurance programs in place, but surely not too many other places. As someone once said to me following a speech I had given: "You know that Social Security is just one of the social experiments forced on this country by FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), and it's doomed to failure just like so many of his other New ...

September 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


White House: No subsidies for union health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Low-income workers on union health plans are not eligible for the same federal subsidies available to those who buy insurance in the new state health care marketplaces, the White House said Friday.

September 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


White House: No subsidies for union health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Low-income workers on union health plans are not eligible for the same federal subsidies available to those who buy insurance in the new state health care marketplaces, the White House said Friday.

September 13, 2013 | | Nationwide


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BUSINESS NEWS

• ALIBABA OPENS DATA CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY: SAN JOSE (AP) - The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


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