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.
A decent two-bedroom rental today will cost you on average more than you could afford working full time on the local minimum wage everywhere in America - in every state, every county, every metropolitan area.
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.