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President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, D.C. about a failed procedural vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Jan 30, 2015
Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.
Posted In: minimum wage, local economy, local government

Global crashes in an interconnected economy

Jan 30, 2015
What happens when a country's economy crashes?
Posted In: Russia, global economics
A U.S. flag flies amid debris in the devastated town of Hueytown, Alabama, on May 1, 2011. The second-worst tornado disaster on record claimed nearly 350 lives.

Meteorologist Gary Dobbs on living through a tornado

Jan 30, 2015
How do you move forward? How does it affect the way you look at things?
Posted In: tornado, natural disasters, weather
U.S. Postal Service clerks help customers at the Los Feliz post office in Los Angeles.

New USPS boss faces old problems

Jan 30, 2015
Megan Brennan is about to take over the agency.
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service
Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for a train in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Cheap gas could cut into transit ridership

Jan 30, 2015
Mass transit providers are concerned that ridership numbers will dip.
Posted In: gas prices, public transportation, transporation
A football waits to be stamped with team names for the 2014 Super Bowl at the Wilson Sporting Goods football factory in Ohio.

Super Bowl Sunday's MVC: Most Valuable Commercial

Jan 30, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the White House.

What the U.S. has gained from sequestration

Jan 29, 2015
Spending cuts took a nibble out of the deficit.
Posted In: Obama, budget, sequestration

Post-bankruptcy Detroit's a bargain for corporations

Jan 29, 2015
Companies bet that "Made in Detroit" can outsell "Made in America."
Posted In: Detroit, Detroit bankruptcy, watches
A Shell employee conducts a safety walk-through of a tanker truck at a gas station in Kuala Lumpur.

Big Oil's first cut: exploration

Jan 29, 2015
In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas prices, big oil

Flights of fancy: There's big money in drones

Jan 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.