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  • In minimum wage debate, Wal-Mart poised for a Ford moment

    One hundred years later, U.S. companies including Gap and Wal-Mart Stores are caught up in the debate over raising pay - this time an increase in the federal minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats want to raise it to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, saying doing so will bolster the economy and reduce income inequality.

    February 25, 2014

  • Sex not the political killer it used to be

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford survived trying to cover up his infidelity with a tall tale about hiking the Appalachian Trail and returned to Congress. Bill Clinton, who was impeached for his transgressions, left office with a 68 percent approval rating, and his wife is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    February 20, 2014

  • elephants_Peter Knights.JPG New study: Elephants console each other

    Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Missouri committee recommends $8 for tin foil hats

    According to a summary sheet, the tin foil hat money is part of an amendment removing language prohibiting the state from accepting federal money to implement Common Core education standards.

    February 19, 2014

  • 20140219-AMX-MARS19.jpg Jelly doughnut on Mars mystery solved

    It appeared in front of the Opportunity rover as if it had fallen from the sky, and its resemblance to a jelly-filled doughnut stoked the media's interest all the more.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ten-10-dollar-bill.jpg VIDEO: Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' promotion an intentional mistake

    Groupon says a President's Day promotion mis-identifying Alexander Hamilton as a U.S. President was an "intentional" humorous mistake.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140218-AMX-DESIGN-HOTEL182.jpg The rise of the hotel bakery

    One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Woman expecting triplets gives birth to identical quadruplets

    A Mississippi mother got a big surprise, just days before Valentines Day.

    February 17, 2014

  • Samoas, Thin Mints and business ethics

    But these lessons aren't learned when Scouts sell outside grocery stores or via mobile app, or, even worse, when parents ask their colleagues to purchase Girl Scout cookies, a query I recently received at a casual work lunch. My friend wasn't prepared for the lecture that followed. I'd be more than happy to buy cookies from his daughter, I said, but only if she called me on the phone to personally ask for the sale.

    February 17, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-02-14 at 1.13.21 PM.png VIDEO: Timelapse shows snow burying Washington D.C.

    The biggest snowstorm of the year hit Washington Wednesday night, closing the federal government on Thursday.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo