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In cities where local wages exceed the national minimum, the consequences cut across everything from the hours assigned to employees, to menu prices to food ingredients.
As housing costs have skyrocketed in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, more people have been forced to live in their vehicles, and cities are cracking down.
Hundreds of protesters filled the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol denouncing nearly a dozen bills that would curb the growth of charters—the latest scuffle over expansion of the independently run public schools.
Federal regulators proposed new rules that would require two crew members aboard all crude-oil trains, as well as establish minimum crew size standards for most freight and passenger trains.
Senate Republicans blocked a measure aimed at ensuring equal pay for men and women, a key piece of Democrats' midterm agenda.
Detroit reached a settlement to give some bondholders 76 cents on the dollar in efforts to build momentum for its reorganization plan.
U.S. policy-makers are stumbling at responding quickly and effectively to financial system risks, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.
The defense chiefs of the U.S. and China traded barbs over their nations' ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region as Hagel visited Beijing.
The unusual cold and heavy snowfall this past winter have taken a toll on farms that grow everything from grapes used to make wine to wheat for baking bread.
A legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge lane closures will issue more subpoenas next week if it doesn't receive records used as part of a Christie administration report.
New research shows 9.3 million Americans gained insurance since the Affordable Care Act took full effect, though most who bought policies through the exchanges weren't uninsured and employers accounted for much of the rise.
China won't move quickly to stop a recent slide in the yuan, despite new U.S. pressure, interviews with a Chinese central-bank official, bankers and analysts suggest.
Tea-party groups trying to push the Republican Party to the right picked their biggest House fight of the year in one of the most conservative districts in the country. But the battle to oust Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson isn't going the way they imagined.
The White House says it told Iran that its choice for United Nations envoy is "not viable" because of his alleged association with a group that held Americans hostage in Tehran beginning in 1979.
Ukrainian police took back a government building from pro-Russian separatists in one volatile eastern city, but armed men dug in elsewhere, warning against an assault even as disarray began to show in their ranks.
Calling it a landmark agreement, the Justice Department announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will work to move about 2,000 people with developmental disabilities from menial jobs and segregated settings to mainstream environments.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration slapped General Motors with a $28,000 fine for failing to respond completely to questions about its handling of a troubled ignition-switch recall.
A man who spent the past 24 years in prison walked out of court a free man Tuesday after Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to dismiss his murder conviction following a re-investigation by his office.
Federal investigators probing a January 2013 ferry crash faulted the captain for what they said were his missteps in an attempt to dock the vessel at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson are expected to both attend a Jewish philanthropy fete next month in Manhattan, their second meeting in about two months.