An employee prepares order at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center October 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images).
TREGELE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: A pylon carries electricty from the Wylfa nuclear power station on October 23, 2013 in Tregele, Anglesey, United Kingdom.
A former McDonald's chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less.
NEW YORK Oil prices climbed to just shy of $50 a barrel on Wednesday after a sharper-than-expected fall in crude inventories, lifting energy shares and world stock markets.
The Automobile Club of Southern California predicts 2.89 million Southern California residents will hit the road this weekend, with around 2.45 million traveling by car, a 2.7 percent increase from the year before.