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Chicago Workers Get Minimum Wage Raise to $10 an Hour

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:57am
The bump from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour starting Wednesday is part of a plan to increase the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019.









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Worries Grow as Drought Grips Brazil's Largest City

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:51am
São Paulo is in the grips of the city's worst drought in the last half-century, and the city's main water supply is running on emergency reserves.









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Stocks Rise On Revived Hopes of Greece Deal

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:46am
U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Wednesday on revived hopes that Greece would accept the deep spending cuts demanded by the rest of the Euro zone.









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Terrified Greek Retirees Mob Banks Amid Crisis

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:51am
Retirees throughout Greece mobbed banks as they tried to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) in pension payments on Wednesday.









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What It Was Like Before ATMs and Online Banking

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:09am
A 1977 "Nightly News" report documents the beginning of ATMs and transferring money electronically









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European Markets Surge on Greek Deal Hopes

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:20am
Hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be cobbled together sent stock markets across Europe sharply higher on Wednesday.









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Why This July 4 Holiday Could Be Deadliest in Years

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:02am
Busier roads, rising fatalities and the Fourth falling on a Saturday may push the national death toll over 400, says the National Safety Council.









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Just Stop Doing It: Nike Chairman Knight to Step Down in 2016

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:53pm
Knight recommended that Chief Executive Mark Parker succeeds him as chairman. Parker has been CEO since 2006.









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These Are America's Favorite Restaurants

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:51pm
The ASCI survey of U.S. diners shows that ratings for fast food are sagging, but Chick-Fil-A scores high.









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Negotiate in Real Life like Taylor Swift

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:11pm
Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple is a crash course in Negotiation 101.









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Not Just Whole Foods: Beware Supermarket Overcharges

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:00pm
How to make sure you're always paying the fair price at the supermarket.









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JetBlue Starts Charging for All Checked Baggage

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:49am
JetBlue, which had long touted its one free checked bag perk, started charging for the first piece of luggage Tuesday.









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Court Agrees Apple Violated Antitrust Law in E-Book Entry

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:47am
A federal appeals court in New York says Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.









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Traveling to Greece? Great Prices, Big Problems

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:07am
Many U.S. tourists are carrying extra cash in case the ATMs in Athens run dry.









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PayPal Backs Down on Controversial Robocall Policy

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:11pm
PayPal's controversial new policy would have automatically "opted in" its users to receive robocalls and text messages from the company.









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Stocks Dealt Worst Day of Year Amid Greek Crisis

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:21pm
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350 points, or 2 percent, to 17,596 Monday.









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Got a New Plenti Card? Check the Fine Print

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:47am
The new American Express card lets you earn points at one retailer and spend them at another — but right now you can only spend them at four stores.









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Global Stocks Plunge As Greek Crisis Rocks Markets

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:18am
U.S. stocks were poised to open down Monday as Greece's financial crisis roils global markets.









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Global Stocks Plunges As Greek Crisis Rocks Markets

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:55am
U.S. stocks were poised to open down Monday as Greece's financial crisis roils global markets.









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Greeks Can Only Get $67 From ATMs; Banks Shut for Week

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:15am
Greece imposed restrictions on money withdrawals and banking transactions to keep its financial system from collapsing due to a run on the banks.









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