The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.» Read More
DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. says it will begin leasing cars to small and midsize businesses. Leasing a base Model S for 36 months would cost $1,012 per month with roughly $6,000 up front, according to Tesla's website.
LONDON, April 8- Forced by the UK High Court to put the safety-catch back on its "bazooka" solution to long load-out queues, the London Metal Exchange has just unveiled the other weapons in its arsenal.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.
WASHINGTON— House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Monday that Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County led the group with nearly $62 million from slot machines and table games. Casino at Ocean Downs generated more than $4 million from slot machines, a more than 5 percent increase from March 2013.
The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. The Escapes covered by the recall were built from Oct. 22, 1999 through Dec. 19, 2003 at the Kansas City Assembly plant, and from May 1, 2003 through Jan. 23, 2004 at the Ohio Assembly plant, Ford said in a statement issued Monday.
April 7- Vocus Inc, a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, said it would be bought by private equity firm GTCR Valor Merger Sub Inc for about $446.5 million. Shares of Beltsville, Maryland- based Vocus rose 47 percent to $17.90 on the Nasdaq in early trading on Monday.
Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.
DETROIT, April 3- General Motors Co again boosted discounts on its full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickups after being outsold in March by Chrysler's Ram 1500.. On its website, Courtesy Chevrolet of Phoenix on Thursday was advertising a 2014 Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab for $44,669, a $10,066 discount off the sticker price.
NEW YORK, April 3- Longer-dated U.S. The Labor Department said initial claims for unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000 in the week ended March 29, exceeding economists' expectations of a rise to 317,000..
WASHINGTON, April 3- A Maryland man will plead guilty to charges of conspiring to commit insider trading, in what marks the 10th criminal prosecution stemming from an insider-trading ring orchestrated by a former Wells Fargo investment banker, the U.S. Justice Department said.
WASHINGTON, April 1- Standing on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday morning in the path of an early spring breeze, Renee Trautwein tearfully braced herself to relive the worst morning of her life.
Ryan's budget has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. Ryan, the chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, is calling for spending cuts totaling $5.1 trillion over a decade to reach a balanced budget by 2024 with no new tax revenue.
April 1- Apollo Education Group, the owner of the University of Phoenix, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as new enrollments declined 16.5 percent, sending its shares down more than 4 percent in extended trading.
WASHINGTON, April 1- U.S. lawmakers trying to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade are expected to harshly question General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday afternoon over the automaker's slow response to defective ignition switches in its cars.
WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Congress will try to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade, as public hearings are launched on Tuesday on General Motors' slow response to defective ignition switches in cars.
NEW YORK, April 1- Longer-dated U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 53.7 in March.
WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills on Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia's annexation of Crimea.
March 26- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, said it would close four factories this year, affecting about 180 employees. Saputo, which recently won control of Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co, said it would shutter two facilities in Alberta and one each in the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Maryland.
March 26- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, said it would close four factories, affecting about 180 employees. The company will shutter two facilities in Alberta and two in the United States- in Wisconsin and Maryland. Some of the employees will be laid off while others are offered a transfer to other locations, Saputo said.