SEATTLE After an election recount Monday, a proposition to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the suburb of SeaTac appears to have survived, King County election officials said.The measure passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.
NEW YORK Responding to allegations of racial profiling, a coalition of major retailers agreed Monday to create a customer bill of rights that will explicitly prohibit profiling and unreasonable searches.
DETROIT The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.
Just a week ago, skeptics were laughing at Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, wannabe sports agent.Not any more.The New York media and sports agent rivals this year derisively dubbed Jay Z the "Rookie" after he seduced Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano away from super-agent Scott Boras.
Fly the new American Airlines, it won't cost any more...as long as demand doesn't drop.That was the message from Doug Parker, who became chief executive officer of the world's largest airline on Monday with the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.
They're not exactly singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but business economists are feeling a little more upbeat about the recovery and job market heading into next year, according to a survey of the group released Monday.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline rose over the past two weeks for the second time in a row, after months of falling prices. A gallon of regular-grade gasoline costs $3.28 a gallon on average across the U.S., a rise of 2.
JOHANNESBURG - From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.
It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.The growing numbers of the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO The startup is housed in a garage-style space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the S&P 500 bouncing back from a five-session drop, as an upbeat November jobs report had the unemployment rate falling to a five-year low and a survey on consumer confidence hit a five-month high.
Despite a $450 price tag, a limited-edition line of rose gold-colored metal Starbucksgift cards sold out Friday in less time than it takes to order a latte.The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with high-end daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.
SAN JOSE, Calif. AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' data.
Nelson Mandela leaves behind a country in better economic shape than it was under white minority rule, but there are storm clouds on the horizon, with high youth unemployment rates, slowed growth, and continued economic inequality.
Endless lines. Pushy crowds. Hearing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for the umpteenth time in a matter of hours. Spend a little time shopping this holiday season, and odds are good you'll want a good stiff drink. Not that you need to abandon your basket to grab one.
The job market may be gradually improving, but the gains aren't showing up in worker's paychecks. And the resulting belt-tightening continues to weigh on an economy heavily dependent on consumer spending.