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Uproar over unpaid internships hits White House

The White House is the latest employer to feel pressure over an unpaid internship program.
Posted In: white house, internships

Breaking up with Time Warner Cable is hard to do

Customers fed up with Time Warner’s blackout of CBS programming have one final hurdle if they want to leave the cable provider.
Posted In: CBS, Time Warner Cable

A week of good and bad for activist investors

It’s been a big week for activist investors -- with Bill Ackman resigning from J.C. Penney’s board and Carl Icahn taking a big stake in Apple.
Posted In: active investing, Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman, JC Penney

Retailers lure early back-to-school shoppers

It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.
Posted In: back-to-school shopping, retail sales

Bond fallout from Detroit bankruptcy limited so far

Detroit's bankruptcy last month has sent ripples through the $3.7-trillion municipal bond market, but so far the fallout seems limited to communities in Michigan.
Posted In: municipal bonds, Muni Bonds, Detroit, Detroit bankruptcy

DC considers mandatory savings program for homeless

Program looks to get homeless into permanent housing, but some worry it's too punitive
Posted In: homelessness, Washington D.C.

Why you should be scared by 1.7% GDP growth

The U.S. economy expanded 1.7 percent in the spring months -- but does that mean the recovery is out of the woods?
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

After Detroit: Which muni bonds are riskiest?

After the city's bankruptcy, Detroit's bondholders are nervous about getting repaid. And Detroit's not the only place that's happening.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, municipal bonds

Protests over fast-food wages spread to retail workers

Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.
Posted In: Retail, fast food, labor, McDonald's, Macy's, Victoria's Secret

Is a Detroit-style default coming to a city near you?

Economic diversity is key to staving off municipal bankruptcy.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit mayor, Jobs

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