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The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.
The 150-city protest for a minimum wage hike comes at a time when other changes are putting more pressure on businesses to pay their workers more. Home health care workers joining the fight also raises the issue of overtime rules, which are expected out from the Labor Department in November.
Melissa Block talks to New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink about how budget cuts at the World Health Organization have hurt the United Nations agency's response to the Ebola crisis.
The National Football League opens its regular season on Thursday night. Far and away the most popular sports league in the U.S., the NFL generates $10 billion a year in revenue. But recent issues off the field — a bullying scandal, a court battle over concussions and Washington's controversial team name — have drawn some shadows across the game.
Stefano Bollani (center) and the musicians who back him on the new album Joy...
One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to sell all e-books for $9.99, while the publish...
Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.