Mariam Yusuf

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New York raises minimum hourly wage to $15 for state staff

<b>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will raise the minimum wage for state workers to $15 (£9.92) an hour.</b><p>The announcement came on the same day as protestors gathered across the US to raise the federal minimum wage.<p>Opponents of the governor's move said it was an attempt to "circumvent the …

Income Inequality

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

Volkswagen and Audi hit with lawsuit from Australian car owners

Volkswagen and Audi have been hit with two class action lawsuits from Australian car owners.<p>In a case which could claim billions of dollars in compensation, Bannister Law has filed two class actions in the federal court on behalf of Australians whose diesel vehicles contained emissions defeating …

U.S. Federal Courts