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McDonald's announced that it would raise wages and offer new benefits to ...
McDonald's announced that it would raise wages and offer new benefits to 90,000 employees in the After the workers protest and responding to competitive pressure on Wednesday McDonald`s announced that, they will increase the wages and offer new ...
SLAM protests for minimum wage raise  NYU Washington Square News
Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump  San Francisco Chronicle
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Wal-Mart exec: Stores need polishing
Wal-Mart U.S. President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran has averaged nearly 15 in-store visits a month since his promotion last August.
Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force  New York Times
Wal-Mart Expects to Invest Heavily as It Expands In-Store Pickup  Bloomberg
Asian Stocks Rise While U.S. Futures, Dollar Weaken
Asian stocks halted their longest slump since February, while U.S. equity-index futures dropped with the dollar as investors await U.S.
Asian shares edge up in cautious trade, US jobs data in focus  Economic Times
Asian shares rise, US jobs data in focus  Reuters
Dollar hurt by weak US data, helps euro trade above $1.08
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar fell on Thursday, nursing losses amid fresh signs that the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter, which could delay the Federal Reserve's decision to begin raising interest rates.
Reading the ECB runes  Reuters Blogs (blog)
Gov. Jerry Brown battling California water crisis created by his father, Gov. Pat ...
In 1979, a balding man with a touch of gray at the temples and glasses like windshields was holding forth on his favorite subject: H2O.
Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water  San Francisco Chronicle
Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions For 1st Time In State History  CBS Local
Wall St. declines after data; automakers fall
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data spurred concerns over economic growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings.
US STOCKS-Wall St falls after data; automakers decline  Reuters UK
Wall Street falls after data; first quarter's winners weaken  Economic Times
Simon pulls $16.8B Macerich offer after rejection
Simon Property Group Inc. withdrew a $16.8 billion proposal to acquire Macerich Co. after the smaller mall owner rejected the sweetened takeover offer as too low.
Simon Property Group ends $23.2 billion hostile bid for rival  Columbus Dispatch
Shopping mall tycoon withdraws $16.8B bid for rival  New York Post
Kraft bet on wheat futures to influence wheat price: US Futures Trading ...
CHICAGO: Emails between former senior executives at Kraft Foods, including its chief financial officer and a top procurement director, are among the evidence in a US lawsuit accusing the company and Mondelez International of manipulating wheat prices.
Kraft Foods emails lay out plan to depress US wheat prices -CFTC  Reuters
Kraft, Mondelez accused of manipulating wheat prices  Columbus Dispatch
US construction spending falls
US construction spending has slipped for the second month, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building. CONSTRUCTION spending fell 0.1 per cent in February after a revised 1.7 per cent drop in January, the Commerce Department said.
Construction Spending Dips Again, Affecting Overall Growth  New York Times
US construction spending falls for second straight month  Reuters
Manufacturing expands at slowest pace since 2013
WASHINGTON - Factories expanded in March at the slowest pace since May 2013, a sign struggling overseas economies and cutbacks among oil producers are hindering U.S.
Manufacturers tap breaks again in March, ISM finds  MarketWatch
US manufacturing growth slows to 22-month low -ISM  Reuters