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Los Angeles Minimum-Wage Workers To Get A Raise

In a vote of 14-1, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to increase the city's minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. More than 40 percent of the workforce earns less than the hourly wage.
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Foundations To SEC: Force Corporations To Disclose Political Giving

Secret money in politics has been controversial since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. Some 70 charitable foundations are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to end that secrecy.
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Pressure To Act Unethically Looms Over Wall Street, Survey Finds

About half of the financial professionals surveyed say their competitors have behaved unethically or illegally to gain an advantage. And many say compensation and bonuses can create bad incentives.
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Why Turkish Motorists Can't Get A Break On Gas Prices

Inflation is coming down and the foreign trade deficit is shrinking but Turks aren't seeing any relief at the pumps. Lower fuel costs have been undermined by the country's declining currency.
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Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

In 2008, Michigan passed the most generous film tax rebate program in the country. The goal was to create a booming film industry, but some studies showed the program costed the taxpayers too much.
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.
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It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.
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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.
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Chicago's Credit Rating Is Downgraded

Earlier this week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Chicago's credit rating to junk status. How did the city's finances reach this point?
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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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