Workers, firms differ on $15 minimum wage

A plan to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 has opened the biggest fault lines yet between advocates of higher pay and critics who say it kills

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Amazon Echo turns into a sleeper hit, offsetting Fire’s failure

The Amazon Echo is turning out to be a sleeper hit. The stand-alone, voice-activated digital assistant is on back order,  it was cited when premium speaker maker Sonos announced layoffs

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Stocks close slightly higher; Dow, S&P up 0.1%

Wall Street kicked off the new week with very modest gains as investors brace for a slew of economic reports, including a key jobs report Friday, that could shed fresh

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Stock headwinds persist despite rebound from tough start

A quick glance at the year-to-date performance of the Dow (+0.5%) and S&P 500 (-0.4%) camouflages what had been the worst-ever start to a year for stocks. But with Wall

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Is Microsoft in the Yahoo bidding hunt?

Microsoft (MSFT) is in preliminary talks with private equity firms about helping finance a bid to buy embattled Internet company Yahoo (YHOO), according to media reports. Private equity executives approached

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Hotel battle heats up: China’s Anbang raises offer for Starwood to $13.9B

The jockeying for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide continues. A group of investors, led by Chinese insurer Anbang, has raised

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Avon escapes board makeover, cuts deal with hedge fund

Wilting beauty products company Avon Products said an investor group led by Barington Capital has agreed to withdraw its bid

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Why more and more in U.S. are returning to work

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are streaming back into an improving labor market as employers raise wages and hire less

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Battle over big energy infrastructure heats up

Building electric power lines across long distances and state boundaries can be a daunting task for developers, as the best-laid

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Stocks close slightly higher; Dow, S&P up 0.1%

Wall Street kicked off the new week with very modest gains as investors brace for a slew of economic reports,

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Yellen: Fed to move ‘cautiously’ on rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday the central bank will move cautiously as it weighs interest rate hikes in

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SunEdison shares tumble 55% on bankruptcy filing fears

Shares of renewable power firm SunEdison plummeted 55% Tuesday as it teetered on the edge of bankruptcy amid slumping oil

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