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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking her conservative party's support for a new German government alliance with its center-left rivals and pointing to continuity in Berlin's hard-nosed approach to Europe's debt crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country amid a push for higher wages.
Demonstrators rally for better wages outside a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013. Demonstrations planned in 100 cities are part of push by labor unions, worker advocacy groups and Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency.
(BPT) - With the economic ups and downs of the last several years, many Americans are more motivated than ever to get their finances on track. With some financial alternatives expiring before the year’s end, there’s no better time than the present to start.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to draw attention to the income gap between rich and poor in an economic address meant to both spur short-term congressional action and help set the agenda for the remainder of his presidency.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent less over the Thanksgiving weekend, and that is weighing on stocks. Although record numbers of shoppers turned out over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, they spent less than they did last year. It was the first decline in Thanksgiving weekend spending since a retail trade group began tracking it in 2006. The Dow was little changed at midday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says her new government will stand for solid finances in Germany and continue to oppose a "debt union" in Europe.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is prepared to accept demands for a national minimum wage in order to forge a coalition that would give her a third term in office.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 21, 2013--Small business owners are divided on whether the national minimum wage should be increased, and a majority of small business owners say increasing the minimum wage would hurt business owners, in the most recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 200 Bangladesh garment factories have reopened after the country's prime minister stepped into resolve clashes over minimum wages.
SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Seattle are close to electing a Socialist candidate to a city office.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government's independent council of economic advisers is warning against a proposal to introduce a national minimum wage, saying it could harm economic growth.
Susan Reverby remembers the day John F. Kennedy's Presidential Commission on the Status of Women released its report — not because of what it contained, but because she was a college student and didn't think the report made much difference to her.
Economy improving, need at foot pantries continues.