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Buffett: Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would 'Reduce Employment in a Major Way'


Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett objected to the idea of raising the minimum wage to $15 in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, saying that such a move would "reduce employment in a major way.""The Am

AAA: Nearly 37 Million Americans Traveling Memorial Day Weekend


Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Close to 37 million Americans will mark the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend by hitting the road, a new forecast from AAA shows.The automobile group projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more f

Super Fancy Waffle House in the Works in New Orleans


SeanPavonePhoto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- When you need it, the always-open Waffle House is there. And now, the 24-hour chain is coming to New Orleans in a seriously upgraded way. Waffle House is adding a feature to its restaurants that

Wall Street Slumps Into Holiday Weekend


tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets remained sluggish heading into the Memorial Day weekend, as investors remained concerned over mixed earnings reports on Friday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,232.02 on Friday, down 53.72 f

How These Private Investigators Catch Workers' Comp Fraudsters in the Act


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Workers’ compensation programs are meant to help those who are severely disabled, but some attempt to game the system by faking an injury to collect disability payments, thinking they will never be caught. Insurance fraud is ty

Marriott Embraces Text Requests, Signaling Major Shift in How Hotels Service Gue


ponsulak/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Between mobile check-in, automatic check out and even robots delivering room service, hotel guests have decreased their interaction with staff dramatically in recent years. And this summer, travelers staying at Marr

Egg Prices Rising as Bird Flu Outbreak Continues


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Egg prices are surging as the bird flu continues to spread through the Midwest.The outbreak is now more than twice as bad as the last big one in the U.S., which took place in the 80s. So far, it has claimed 39 million chicke

What to Expect from Google's I/O Conference


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Every year Google's I/O Conference is the place where creators and developers unite to discuss some of the biggest ideas that enrich and change the way people interact with their devices.This year's conferenc

What Mysterious Uber Test Vehicle Was Doing in Pittsburgh


Uber(PITTSBURGH) — Take one look at the mysterious Uber car spotted on the road in Pittsburgh earlier this month, and it's clear it isn't a typical vehicle in the ride-hailing app's fleet.A device appears to be rotating on the top of the Ford sedan,
GM Is Set to Face Criminal Charges Over Ignition Switches
Federal prosecutors are closing in on criminal charges against General Motors over a faulty ignition switch linked to more than 100 deaths, but they are still weighing whether to charge individual employees.
05/23/2015 10:39:38pm
Nestlé Taps Into Bottled Water On-Demand
Nestlé is getting a big lift from customized Web orders for its still and sparkling water brands Poland Springs, Perrier and Pure Life.
05/24/2015 09:34:21am
EDF Bids for Areva's Reactor Unit
French state-controlled power utility EDF made a preliminary offer for the reactor unit of nuclear-engineering firm Areva of ?2 billion ($2.2 billion).
05/23/2015 02:49:49pm
Behind the Rise and Fall of BlackBerry
"Losing the Signal" tells the inside story of Research In Motion's efforts to take on the iPhone. Read an excerpt.
05/24/2015 08:36:23am
Clean-Coal Power Plant Loses Steam
The future of the most expensive fossil-fuel power plant built in the U.S. is facing new pressures after a Mississippi utility backed out of its commitment to help pay for the clean-coal project.
05/23/2015 11:46:25pm
Officials Emphasize Unemployment's Threat to Europe
High and divergent unemployment rates in Europe pose a serious threat to the region's long-term economic health, central bankers and economists warned during a weekend conference.
05/24/2015 09:45:53am
Yellen: Fed on Track to Raise Rates This Year
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the central bank is on track to raise interest rates this year but will likely proceed cautiously.
05/23/2015 05:33:51am
Obama Presses Currency Compromise in Trade Pact
The White House, facing a push by U.S. lawmakers for strong currency manipulation strictures in a major Pacific trade deal, is pitching a less-aggressive approach to keep the deal from toppling.
05/22/2015 10:22:39pm
U.S. Consumer Prices Climb for Third Straight Month
U.S. consumer prices climbed for the third straight month in April, rising 0.1%, in the latest sign inflation is stabilizing.
05/22/2015 09:23:27pm
Greece and Creditors Struggle for Elusive Deal
The looming prospect that Athens won't be able to meet IMF debts due in mid-June is spurring dire scenarios?but little progress at the table.
05/23/2015 04:56:42am
 
Dial N Deal - May 22nd 2015
Troybilt Rear Tine Tiller in like-new condition - $525 Craftsman Bushwacker Electric Hedge Clippers - $18 John, Altoona 944-7429 Broyhill Chair plain dark blue - $50 Broyhill Loveseat dark blue with burgandy and gold stripe both in...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics May 18th-22nd 2015
Monday May 18th James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday May 19th David Ickes Wednesday May 20th Thursday May 21st Adam Conrad - Real...
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Dial N Deal - May 15th 2015
Short Edition due to political Q & A Workhorse Weedtrimmer new in box, rechargeable with battery pack - $75 OBO Sam, Altoona 942-4646 St. Croix Pellett Stove 10 years old, heats well, glass doors, runs approx 24 hours on one bag of...
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