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Seahawks, Titans stay in locker room for national anthem; singer takes a knee

The entire team will sit<p>The Seattle Seahawks have decided to protest before Sunday’s game by having every member of the team sit out the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” according to a release from the team.<p>Following President Donald Trump’s Friday night tirade on the NFL at an Alabama …

In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much

Minimum-wage workers in Connecticut got a 45-cent raise on Jan. 1, the first step in a process that will eventually set their wages at $10.10 an hour.<p>"It helps a little bit, I guess," said A. Segui, 20, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts. She wants to go back to school so she can get a job doing billing …

Income Inequality

Smartwatches the next big idea as sales of smartphones slacken

LG and Motorola are expected to join Samsung, Pebble and Sony in offering wearable devices for your wrist<p>"Oh, you've got a Pebble," said the security researcher, Mikko Hypponen, looking at the smartwatch on my wrist. "Me too. But mine" – he pressed a button on the black device on his wrist, and the …

'Genericide': Brands destroyed by their own success

<b>Turning a product into a household name is the stuff of corporate dreams. Isn't it?</b><p>Not necessarily.<p>Think Hoover, Jacuzzi, Frisbee.<p>When was the last time you "vacuum-cleanered" the front room, took a dip in a "whirlpool bath", or played in the park with your "flying disc"?<p>It may seem like a fairly …

Tiffany & Co

McDonald’s Will Let Individual Suppliers Figure Out How To Source Sustainable Beef

The fast-food chain plans to start cooking up better burgers by 2016. But how it goes about that could look different in different places around the world.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This article originally cited an incorrect Bloomberg BNA article, which reported that McDonald’s would allow individual restaurants …

Sustainability

Michigan raises minimum wage to $9.25

The minimum wage has gotten a boost in Michigan, the latest in a growing number of states where lawmakers voted this year to raise the wage.<p>The state's hourly minimum wage will increase in phases from $7.40 until it reaches $9.25 in 2018.<p>The legislature passed the bill Tuesday and Republican Gov. …