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  • Savannah port moves a record 3.6M cargo containers Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Buoyed in part by labor woes on the West Coast, the booming seaports in Savannah and Brunswick saw another fiscal year of record-smashing amounts of cargo moving across their docks, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday. Savannah benefited this past year from a labor dispute that was blamed for slowdowns at West Coast ports such as Los...

  • Baltimore's mayor grapples with crime and police Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at a press conference.

    A surge in violent crime has forced Baltimore's mayor into a quandary: Corralling the police and reining in crime, The NY Times reports.

  • SINGAPORE, June 24- Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Up to four tankers were expected to carry nearly 3 million barrels of Russia's ESPO crude from Kozmino near...

  • 3 big reasons women make better leaders: CEO Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Kip Tindell

    The Container Store's CEO Kip Tindell shared the three reasons he believes women make better leaders than men.

  • U.S. West Coast refiners snap up Russian crude cargoes Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:57 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 24- Refiners on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii have stepped up purchases of Russian crude, taking advantage of a narrow gap between U.S. and global prices as they look to guard against a seasonal shortage of Alaskan supply, trade and industry sources said. Up to four tankers were expected to carry nearly 3 million barrels of Russia's ESPO crude from...

  • The NBA Finals are blowing up on YouTube Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 9, 2015, in Cleveland.

    The NBA Finals are bringing record numbers to the NBA's official YouTube account, according to data from Pixability.

  • Banks annihilating 'zombie' foreclosures Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Foreclosure house

    Homes that sat vacant but not repossessed are now being pushed aggressively through the foreclosure process as home prices rise.

  • LA city council approves minimum wage hike Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    More than a thousand L.A. County homecare workers march downtown to call for a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval to an ordinance raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9.

  • LA approves minimum wage increase Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    LA approves minimum wage increase

    Giving a lift to other efforts, the LA City Council approved a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

  • Los Angeles wage hike passes Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Los Angeles wage hike passes

    Los Angeles has approved moving the minimum wage to $15 per hour, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • LA one step closer to $15/hr minimum wage Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    LA one step closer to $15/hr minimum wage

    Los Angeles is one vote away from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • Can't find parking? There's an app for that Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 3:41 PM ET
    Luxe Valet app

    Valet services like Luxe and Zirx are offering everything from basic parking services to oil changes to win the right to park your car.

  • Big matchups mean big ticket money for NHL, NBA Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    eBron James #23 of the Eastern Conference in action against James Harden #13 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Western Conference during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City.

    Hockey is vying with basketball for the attention of fans, who could be forced to cough up a pretty penny if they hope to attend the games.

  • CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA

    Coast guard scientists are investigating mysterious balls of tar washing ashore in Los Angeles County, and Teva will pay a $1.2 billion settlement, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 22- Union dockworkers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract agreement reached in February with shipping companies and terminal operators to end months of labor strife that snarled trans-Pacific trade. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the new...

  • Priciest concert: Grateful Dead or Taylor Swift? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will reunite with members of the Grateful Dead to perform this summer.

    Procrastinators can benefit from summer concert pricing. But if seeing The Grateful Dead is on your bucket list, be prepared to pay up.

  • Wage hike impact? Try automation, price jumps: CEO Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET
    Taco Bell

    One mega-franchisee CEO is already changing his growth strategy as a result of minimum wage hikes.

  • LA wage hike by 2020 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    LA wage hike by 2020

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports Los Angeles will raise minimum wages to $15 per hour.

  • Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers, healthcare workers and their supporters march to demand an increase of the minimum wage to $15 per hour, in Los Angeles on December 4, 2014.

    Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage by 2020, as workers in the U.S. rally for higher wages, The New York Times reports.

  • Video shows Uber drivers how to manipulate prices Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Uber Winter Storm

    The online video, which appeared on an Uber driver online forum, appears to show how repeatedly canceling planned pickups causes fees to increase.