Archive for March 13th, 2014

Worker lawsuits claim McDonald’s wage theft

March 13, 2014
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Fast-food workers from three states are suing McDonald’s, claiming a variety of wage theft practices, including forcing workers to clock out but remain at work, docking pay to purchase company-required uniforms and stiffing employees on overtime.
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In the age of reality politics, Marco Rubio finds his voice

March 13, 2014
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By the time Marco Rubio arrived in Washington in 2011, his story was legend. Here was the 39-year-old son of a bartender and a maid, refugees from Castro’s communism, who had risen to the covers of national magazines. He was on everybody’s vice-presidential list — assuming he didn’t run for president himself — before he...
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Malaysia widens search for plane

March 13, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground.
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Pope marks his one-year anniversary with a simple tweet

March 13, 2014
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked his one-year anniversary Thursday with a simple tweet: “Please pray for me.”
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More firms weigh IPOs as biotech fever reaches Europe

March 13, 2014
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By Ben Hirschler and Caroline Copley
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TSX steady as U.S. data offset by China fears, Empire Co drop

March 13, 2014
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By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Thursday as bullish economic signals from the United States were undermined by data from China and a decline in shares of grocery chain operator Empire Co Ltd .
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Police: 2 dead as car drives into crowd at SXSW

March 13, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.
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Malaysia: No debris at spot shown on China images

March 13, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner found nothing, Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt.
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Shares tick up cautiously but China growth fear weighs

March 13, 2014
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By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday but gains were pared after disappointing retail sales and factory output data underscored investors’ concerns over slowdown in China.
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Morrison slumps as FTSE hovers near one-month low

March 13, 2014
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By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 hovered near one-month lows on Thursday, pegged back by a drop in the shares of supermarket retailers after a profit slump at Wm Morrison.
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