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.
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.