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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.
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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.
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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.
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Bakers And The Birth Of The Minimum Wage

For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
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Labor Secretary Perez Says To Dock Workers And Port Operators: Squash It Today

The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.
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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.
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Under Competitive Pressure, Wal-Mart To Rollout Raises

Around 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a raise. The company said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to make sure all employees earn at least $9 an hour starting in April. Wal-Mart's minimum wage would go to $10 an hour in early 2016.
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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.
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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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