McDonald's workers from three Virginia restaurants filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging wrongful firings based on race, sexual harassment, and discriminatory treatment by the company’s restaurant owners. But can McDonald's be held responsible?
Red Velvet Oreos will debut for a limited run next month to coincide with the Valentine's Day season. Oreo has a history of tinkering with its classic recipe, but a red velvet variety has potential to be a huge hit.
The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.4 percent last month, its biggest slide since 2008, thanks largely to falling gas prices. But with the dollar strengthening, wages rising, and gas prices projected to fall even more, experts say this may be the start of a much larger swoon in consumer prices.
Small business optimism rose to an eight-year high in December, according to the NFIB's monthly index. and US job openings have hit their highest number since 2001. Small businesses reported plans to hire more, spend more, and boost wages.
The US job market has improved, but some parts of the country are much, much better than others for prospective job seekers, according to a new study. Texas cities dominate the list of the best US cities for job seekers in 2015, but a university town in the Midwest came out on top.
The US economy added 252,000 jobs in December, ticking the unemployment rate down to 5.6 percent – the lowest since 2008. But it wasn't all good news for US workers, as wage growth and labor force participation took a step back. Is 2015 the year the job market finally gets to full strength?
What will the US economy do in 2015? Here are economists' best guesses on the job market, stocks, housing, and more in the New Year.
The wealth gap between upper and middle income US families is now at its widest point in at least 30 years, according to a Pew study released Wednesday. Rich Americans have begun to regain the wealth lost during the Great Recession, while lower and middle income families lag behind.
Retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November – their biggest monthly gain in eight months despite a relatively weak Black Friday weekend. Cheap gas prices and higher wages helped fuel the November retail sales growth.
General Mills will start selling 'Cheerios + Ancient Grains' a new variety containing small amounts of quinoa, Kamut wheat, and spelt. The new Cheerios cereal comes as the popularity of grains like quinoa are on the rise. Cereal? Not so much.
The economy added 321,000 jobs last month, its best performance in nearly three years and nearly 100,000 over what analysts had expected. It was also the biggest month for wage gains since the summer, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.
Fast-food and other low-wage workers walked off the job once again Thursday in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage and access to union rights. Now in its third year, the "fight for $15" has expanded to include more sectors of the industry and more causes, with protests in Ferguson, Mo., and on the steps of the US Supreme Court.
Auto sales climbed in November, with sales of SUVs and trucks coming in especially strong. Chrysler saw a 20 percent climb in auto sales since November 2013, thanks to strong performance from Jeep SUVs and Ram trucks. GM, Honda, and Toyota also saw impressive gains.
The '12 Days of Christmas' gifts will set your true love back $27,673.21 this year – a 1 percent increase from last year, according to PNC Wealth Management. The '12 Days of Christmas price increase' was mostly driven by high poultry prices, especially geese.