Fast-food franchises can't afford higher wages

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AllVoices) With strikes looming in the fast food industry, a trade organization representing franchising businesses claims wage hikes would be disastrous for the industry. The Service Employees International more…

IRS to recognize 'gay' marriages across U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) All married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits previously given to just heterosexual couples, the Obama administration said on Thursday. The ruling more…

Affordable Care Act looking a bit unaffordable

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (National Journal) Republicans have long blamed President Obama's signature health care initiative for increasing insurance costs, dubbing it the "Unaffordable Care Act." Turns out, they might be right. more…

'Hey, hey, ho, ho $7.25 has got to go'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Los Angeles Times) Beginning a day of protests that organizers say will spread to 50 cities and 1,000 stores across the country, a crowd of chanting workers gathered more…

Wal-Mart offers benefits to same-sex couples

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA Today) In what the largest U.S. gay rights group calls a "historic move," Walmart told employees Monday that it would extend its health and other benefits to more…

How many furlough days did feds actually take?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Federal News Radio) A great hue and cry occurred in March when agencies suddenly realized the long- dreaded sequester was actually going to happen. As agency heads struggled more…

Wave of retirements hitting federal workforce

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) A wave of retirements by senior federal employees has begun rolling across the government as aging baby boomers who held on to their jobs during the more…