McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned US restaurants on the heels of several other major companies including, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have announced wage hikes as the economy has picked up. McDonald's owns about 10 percent of its restaurants in the US.
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson asked state lawmakers Wednesday to rework or recall a religious freedom bill similar to the inflammatory religious freedom legislation signed in Indiana last week. Arkansas’ business interests, including Wal-Mart, came out in force against the bill earlier this week.
April showers mean more time shopping for the best deals online. From early spring apparel sales to Tax Day freebies, here is what's in store this April for the smart shopper.
The Apple Watch won't be released until later this month, but the resale market is already gearing up. The retail price for a new Apple Watch will span a huge range across the 38 models available.
Amazon Dash, rolled out Tuesday, is a physical button with adhesive and a hook bearing the logo of a particular product. Available to Amazon Prime members, Dash lets the user simply press the button to place an order for that product to be delivered with free two-day shipping.
The makers of Cards Against Humanity, the gleefully offensive party game, announced Monday that they're creating a scholarship for women seeking degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The scholarship will be funded with the proceeds from a new pack of cards for the game.
Despite myths to the contrary, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work full time — sometimes 60 or more hours a week – yet still don’t earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Meanwhile, a large and growing portion of the super-rich have never broken a sweat.
Cesar Chavez Day on March 31 celebrates the legacy of one of the most influential activists in American history. Chavez spend his career empowering his fellow farmworkers, a group that is still struggling for improved working conditions and living wages.
Tax season is underway, and an estimated 8 of 10 filers will get a refund this year. Using you tax refund to pay off debts and bills should be top priority, but if your finances are in order, consider treating yourself to a vacation, exercise equipment, or new electronics.
The Audi A4 sedan for 2016 will be Audi’s second model to ride on the lightweight MLB Evo platform that debuted in the 2016 Q7 SUV. A debut for the new A4 in its sedan bodystyle will likely take place at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
A key change in the tax plan proposed by Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee would be very advantageous for low-income households compared with the original Lee plan and, to a lesser extent, current law.
Customers looking to buy an Apple Watch will have to make an appointment and get a detailed demo complete with instructional videos and special display and try-on areas. Those are the details emerging in advance of the Apple Watch release date — April 24.
Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Reno, Nev. could be the first of many, and the automaker was in Japan last week courting suppliers for a possible gigafactory in that country.
McDonald's will begin testing an all-day breakfast menu at select locations, according to reports. The move to bring McMuffins and McGriddles to lunchtime comes as McDonald's fights to win back customers and fend off challengers like Taco Bell in the coveted fast food breakfast market.
Consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Monday. A harsh winter helped put a damper on consumer spending, but so did higher gas prices and consumers choosing to boost their savings or pay down debt rather than go shopping.
Facebook announced the next step for its Messenger app last week, aiming to turn shopping and customer service into a text-driven experience. But will shoppers and retailers jump on board?