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  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Affordable living in great Amazon rainforest location

    The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from "Shark Tank." At issue is what to do with 12 soccer stadiums that were...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

    Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm
    Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output. The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
  • How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

    My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
  • Exelon to invest in commercial fuel cell plants

    Exelon to invest in commercial fuel cell plants
    Exelon Corp. is getting into the fuel cell business with a commitment to finance projects at 75 commercial facilities throughout the United States. The Chicago-based nuclear giant said Tuesday that it will provide equity financing for California-based...
  • Marketing shelter dogs in IKEA stores in Singapore -- genius

    Marketing shelter dogs in IKEA stores in Singapore -- genius
    Here’s an ingenious idea for getting shelter dogs up for adoption out into the public eye: put their pictures in a furnishings store. In Singapore, two shelter agencies — Save Our Street Dogs and Animal Lovers League — collaborated...
  • Time is ticking at 'The Clock' exhibit in Minneapolis

    Time is ticking at 'The Clock' exhibit in Minneapolis
    Time is ticking. Summer will be gone before you know it, and with it many of those moments you thought you would remember all of your life, vanished by Columbus Day, replaced with a reel of different memories that will probably seem trivial. That's how...
  • Camden Yards hot dogs rated best in league by man touring MLB ballparks

    Camden Yards hot dogs rated best in league by man touring MLB ballparks
    Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore. With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in...
  • Darvin Furniture expands sole store, targets younger customers

    Darvin Furniture expands sole store, targets younger customers
    Darvin Furniture is spending $4 million to expand its Orland Park store to more than 200,000 square feet, continuing the philosophy of the third-generation, family-owned business that it operates best under one big roof. Darvin, which opened on 2...
  • Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center

    Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center
    Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...