| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it?
The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago.
The proposal calls...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:59 AM
"You have to know how to wear a hat," Bernard Shannon said.
Shannon, owner of Bernard's Wear at 9017 S. Commercial Ave., was wearing a beige applejack cap angled over his left eyebrow. He moved past the racks of fedoras, bowlers and newsboy caps...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Florida employers announced 915 job cuts in September, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. So far this year, Florida has had 16,729 planned layoffs.
Job cuts were up slightly during the month compared to September 2013 when...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Obama, who returned to...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season.
The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting.
Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
| Sep 1, 2014
The good news is Florida's economy is recovering from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Population growth is up, unemployment is down. So, too, are the number of housing foreclosures, a persistent drag on Florida's all-important real-estate sector....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Waste Management may be the Delray's trash hauler for a few more months.
And residents will likely be paying more for the company's collection service.
On Tuesday, commissioners are scheduled to extend the service agreement the city has with Waste...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Delray Beach residents have a sneak peek of how much they may be paying the city in taxes this year.
On Thursday, commissioners set the preliminary tax rate residents will be charged — $7.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The final rate...