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Minimum wage protesters gather at McDonald's headquarters
Protesters for a $15 an hour minimum wage gathered at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook for the third consecutive year. Chuck FieldmanContact ReporterPioneer Press.
Ex-McDonald's CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs  Washington Post
Hundreds protest in downpour at shut McDonald's headquarters  Reuters
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Seattle Power Restored After Thousands See Workday Disrupted
A blackout in downtown Seattle after a utility-equipment failure left thousands of people without power for about an hour. Power was restored at about 12:30 p.m.
Determining Cause Of Power Outage May Take Days  CBS Local
Downtown Seattle loses power  The Seattle Times
Amazon bringing 2000 jobs to second Joliet warehouse
Amazon plans to more than double its presence in Joliet, adding a second warehouse that it says will add more than 2,000 full-time jobs to the 1,500 it announced last summer at its first Illinois warehouse.
LOGISTICS: What Amazon means to Eastvale  Press-Enterprise
Second Amazon Distribution Center Slated for Tracy  FOX40
Brent oil pushes above $50 for first time in nearly seven months
SINGAPORE Brent oil futures climbed above $50 a barrel on Thursday for the first time in nearly seven months, boosted after U.S. government figures showed a sharper-than-expected drawdown in crude stocks last week.
Brent Crude Rises Above $50 a Barrel  Wall Street Journal
Crude tests $50, as output declines offset gasoline inventory build  Nasdaq
Another investor criticizes Tribune's moves, but a 2nd proxy advisor backs its ...
Another major Tribune Publishing investor is crying foul over the company's rejection of Gannett's buyout offer -- even as a second advisory firm weighed in to give the board cover against a possible shareholder lawsuit.
Glass Lewis recommends shareholders vote for Tribune Publishing board  Reuters
Investor blasts Tribune for rebuffing Gannett  USA TODAY
Private investigator claims ethical breaches by Casey Anthony lawyer
New court papers suggest discord between a private investigator and the attorney representing Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted in 2011 of her daughter's murder, according to media reports.
Casey Anthony's Former Lawyer Jose Baez Threatens to Sue Over Claims He ...  People Magazine
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez fires back at former private investigator  WNCT
US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown.
Alibaba Facing SEC Investigation Over Accounting Practices  Bloomberg
Alibaba SEC Probe: The Red Flags Fly Higher  Wall Street Journal
Salesforce to Use Amazon's Cloud to Expand in Canada and Australia
Amazon Web Services, the biggest of the cloud-computing providers, has a new line of work: Taking other cloud-computing giants into other countries.
In $400 Million Deal, Salesforce to Piggyback on Amazon's Growing Cloud  Wall Street Journal
Salesforce Inks Major Deal With Amazon Web Services  Fortune
Government spending billions to keep antique computer systems running
WASHINGTON - The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security.
The US is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program  CNN
The Pentagon's Huge Atomic Floppies  TIME
Japan's Abe takes G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda
ISE-SHIMA, Japan Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe escorted Group of Seven (G7) leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site on Thursday before a summit covering topics from risks to the global economy to refugees and China's maritime assertiveness.
G-7 in Sync With Japanese Prime Minister Abe's Own Agenda  New York Times
World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus  Yahoo News