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A new study shows that the fast-food industry can pay a $15 minimum wage without cutting jobs or profit rates. Photo by Flickr user Xiaozhuli. Boosting the federal minimum wage would be great news for the workers who’d receive a higher paycheck. Not...
Actress Melissa McCarthy is one of the actresses slated to appear in the third ‘Ghostbusters’ movie. Photo by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni. If you’re rebooting the popular Ghostbusters franchise, who you gonna call? Director Paul Feig rang...
A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace. The...
Photo by Flickr user Jainaj. Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widely on health and retirement, is here to provide the Medicare answers you need in “Ask Phil, the Medicare Maven.” Send your questions to Phil. GOT MEDICARE...
WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission says TracFone...
Researchers have found that sending parents a simple text message that includes tips for improving their child’s literacy can have a positive effect. Photo by Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images Studies show that by age four, kids from low-...