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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

News July 19, 2017 at 2:28 am 0 comments

In 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) signs into law an ordinance raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Though California isn’t one of them, 27 states have passed laws requiring cities to abide by …

Afghan Vice President’s Return Is Thwarted as Plane Is Turned Back

Afghan Vice President’s Return Is Thwarted as Plane Is Turned Back

News July 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

KABUL, Afghanistan — During nearly two months of de facto exile in Turkey, Afghanistan’s embattled vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, hastily formed a new coalition of the discontented. On Monday, he tried to return to Afghanistan, to add to …

Procter & Gamble Faces Showdown With Activist Investor Peltz

Procter & Gamble Faces Showdown With Activist Investor Peltz

News July 18, 2017 at 8:03 am 0 comments

The billionaire investor Nelson Peltz disclosed on Monday that he was seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble, setting up one of the biggest showdowns between an activist shareholder and a corporate titan.

It is yet another sign of …

Bay Area rent increases leave wage gains in the dust

Bay Area rent increases leave wage gains in the dust

News July 18, 2017 at 5:26 am 0 comments

Wage gains have fallen far behind skyrocketing costs for housing, a gap that’s emerged despite a robust job market in recent years, according to an unsettling report released Monday.

SAN JOSE — Wage gains have fallen far behind skyrocketing costs …

Stuntman for ‘The Walking Dead’ dies after on-set fall, coroner says

Stuntman for ‘The Walking Dead’ dies after on-set fall, coroner says

News July 16, 2017 at 5:34 am 0 comments

ATLANTA (AP) — A stuntman for “The Walking Dead” has died after falling on the Georgia set of the hit television show. It’s the first on-set death in the U.S. in nearly three years.

John Bernecker, 33, died about 6:30 …

How the middle class hoards wealth and opportunity for itself

How the middle class hoards wealth and opportunity for itself

News July 16, 2017 at 2:39 am 0 comments

When I was growing up, my mother would sometimes threaten my brother and me with electrocution. Well, that’s not quite right. In fact, the threat was of lessons in elocution, but we – wittily, we thought – renamed them.

Growing …

Turkey marks anniversary since ‘epic’ defeat of failed coup

Turkey marks anniversary since ‘epic’ defeat of failed coup

News July 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

© STR / Turkish presidential press service / AFP | Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2-R) praying during a service for the victims of the July 2016 failed coup attempt on July 14 2017.

Turkey on Saturday marked one year

John Bercow backed by MPs across Commons

John Bercow backed by MPs across Commons

News July 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

MPs from parties across the House of Commons, including Labour, Conservatives, the SNP and Ukip, have signed an amendment backing the Speaker, John Bercow, to try to halt attempts by Tory backbenchers to remove him from office.

Julian Lewis, the …

Tips for beating the heat

Tips for beating the heat

News July 15, 2017 at 5:42 am 0 comments

(Source: WBRC video)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) –

It doesn’t take long to feel the sun beating down on you or for you to start sweating in the summer heat.

The Alabama Department of Public Health is warning people to "modify …

Wimbledon Diary: Roger remains on course, Clijsters gets man into a skirt

Wimbledon Diary: Roger remains on course, Clijsters gets man into a skirt

News July 15, 2017 at 2:45 am 0 comments

Roger Federer moved one win away from a record eighth Wimbledon title on Friday as he dispatched Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals.

The evergreen Federer eased past the Czech 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to set up a meeting with …