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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 …

Smartwatches the next big idea as sales of smartphones slacken

"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 small black-and-white screen washed over until a familar shape appeared – "mine has Flappy Bird."<p>He …

'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 …

Intellectual Property

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

In an interview with Bloomberg BNA, Jeffrey Hogue, McDonald’s senior director of global corporate social responsibility and sustainability, explained …

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. …