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Bernie Sanders Demands $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Pays Interns $12 PER HOUR

Business | Eric Owens
Bernie Sanders Getty Images/Congressional Quarterly

Socialism is comedy gold!

Banks Call For Emergency Hearing To Block Bulk Of Uber's Business

Business | Guy Bentley
An Uber sign is seen in a car in New York

‘Uber and other smartphone-based ride apps rely on hails that only yellow cab drivers are allowed to pick up according to the city’s charter’

Police Respond To Protest Complaint, Find Sheriff Protesting

Business | Connor D. Wolf
Metro Police patrol cars are used to block off access to CiCi's Pizza after a shooting in Las Vegas

Law enforcement joined the fun

$15 Minimum Wage May Be Coming To DC In 2016

Business | Josh Fatzick
Fast-food workers hold placards in support to an increase of the fastfood workers minimun wage in New York, May 15, 2014. Fast-food workers around the world staged a global protest actions to demand an increase of their minimum wage to 15 USD an hour.    AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

And the city JUST raised its minimum wage

Study: Sin Taxes, Occupational Licensing Hold Back The Poor

Business | Guy Bentley
A woman awaits to to order at a street food stall in New York, October 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Abolish these, and lower classes can move up, study says

Decades Of Free Union Publicity Ended With Investigation

Business | Connor D. Wolf
(Office of Unified Communications)

Judicial Watch announced that it was able to successfully end the practice of big labor advertising for free on Phoenix fire trucks.

Is It A Good Idea For UC To Raise Its Minimum Wage?

Business | Connor D. Wolf
Labor activists wait for the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to sign into law an ordinance raising the minimum wage to USD 15 an hour by 2020, in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2015.  Los Angeles is the first major city to sign the ordinance and the increase will be USD 6 from the current  USD 9 per hour.        AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

University of California announced that the school will become the first to raise its on campus minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Eco-Liberal Attacks On Kasich Could Boost His Republican Appeal

Business | Michael Bastasch
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Columbus

‘But don’t mistake him for a climate warrior’

Ex-Im Financed Firm That Sold Fake Halal Meat

Business | Peter Fricke
A staff shows a bowl of cut fruit, above a "halal certified" sign, at a dining hall in the Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, east of Tokyo May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Iowa firm got government money, then jeopardized US trade

Sen. Richard Shelby Slams Dodd-Frank And Takes Aim At CFPB

Business | Guy Bentley
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks to reporters as he arrives for votes on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Dodd-Frank has encouraged the biggest banks to become larger and more concentrated’

Expect Delays: 1,000 New York City Airport Workers Strike

Business | Connor D. Wolf
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 27: The arrival and departure display at O'Hare International Airport shows a list of cancelled flights on September 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  O'Hare was forced to cancel more than 1,500 fights yesterday and more than 600 today after a contract worker sabotaged a suburban air traffic control center yesterday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘Misrepresented their rights as airport employees and threatened to fire them for striking’

Venezuelan Gov't Forces Companies To Hand Over Food As Shortages Intensify

Business | Guy Bentley
Anti-government protesters burn an effigy depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

‘Consumers will be forced to spend more time in queues, given that the goods will be available in fewer stores’

Hillary Slams High-Frequency Trading In Public, Accepts Industry Support At Private Fundraiser

Business | Chuck Ross
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at New School in the Manhattan borough of New York City

‘Receive little oversight at all’

You Won't Believe Why The Feds Says This Barber Is A National Security Concern

Business | Connor D. Wolf
U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant Zachary Goff (L), and Chris Allen, a student from Ohio State University, operate the control console to run a test flight of a drone at the Micro Air Vehicles lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, July 11, 2011. The Micro Air Vehicles unit of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB is developing small military drones, with the goal of making them so small that they resemble small birds and insects, including some that will have moving wings. The mission is to develop MAVs that can find, track and target adversaries while operating in complex urban environments. The engineers are using a variety of small helicopters and drones in the lab to develop the programs and software. Testing takes place in a controlled indoor lab where the team flies the MAVs and then gathers data to analyze for further development. (REUTERS/Skip Peterson)

‘It was frightening’

Uber Doubles Down On Ad War with Bill De Blasio

Business | Guy Bentley
File illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

‘Uber is ramping up its public relations battle against New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’

Philadelphia Judge Locks Away Violent Union Boss

Business | Connor D. Wolf
A firefighter with the Silver City Hotshots is seen in front of burning embers while working to build a backfire up the mountain off Potrero Road to control the Springs Fire and protect homes in Newbury Park, California, May 3, 2013. A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

‘His zeal for the union members became misguided and he lost his moral compass’

New Study Claims E-Cigarette Vapor No More Dangerous Than Air

Business | Guy Bentley
File illustration picture of a man using an E-cigarette in Paris

‘E-cigarette aerosols used in this study have no cytotoxic effect on human airway tissue’

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Now Illegal, EEOC Rules

Business | Paola Asencio
A gay pride flag flies alongside the U.S. flag as they are reflected off the front of the Goldman Sachs Tower in lower Manhattan

ACLU celebrates

UK Conservatives Move To Make Public Sector Strikes 'Almost Impossible'

Business | Guy Bentley
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves after meeting with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh

‘If you want to give money to a party it should be an act of free will – not something that is taken out of your pay packet without you being told about it properly’

Union Icon And Anti-Union Farm Worker Go Head To Head At Dinner

Business | Connor D. Wolf
This video shows labor icon Dolores Huerta bullying and harassing the farm worker who led efforts to decertify the union at Gerawan Farming.