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Deal reached to boost California's minimum wage to $15, avoiding ballot box battle

Lawmakers and labor unions have struck a tentative deal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15, averting a costly political campaign this fall and possibly putting California at the forefront of a national movement.<p>The deal was confirmed Saturday …

Middle-class

Osama Bin Laden Reportedly Called on Americans to Help Obama Fight ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change in Newly Released Letter

Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was so concerned about climate change and cutting greenhouse gas emissions that he once wrote a letter to the American public asking them to help President Barack Obama fight climate change, which he described as “catastrophic,” Reuters reported Tuesday.<p>Reuters …

'Middle-class' Manufacturing Jobs Pay Fast-food Wages

If you open the newspaper to the business section or listen to a politician talking about economic growth in the country, it may seem that manufacturing is booming in America. After all, the U.S. auto industry saw record sales in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks. Americans spent an …

Here Are the Hard Numbers Behind the Eviction Epidemic in San Francisco

You hear about evictions and displacement all the time in San Francisco. In fact, it’s one of the most dominant international news stories about our …

Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says

Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%.<p>Those are just a few of the things that would happen if Bernie Sanders became president and his ambitious economic program were put into effect, according to an analysis …

This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

The rising cost of housing is one of the greatest burdens on the American middle class. So why hasn’t it become a key issue in the presidential …

Bernie Sanders and David Brooks, both wrong: This year of Fox News and Donald Trump-fueled rage can’t be fixed by any candidate

We are angry. We are afraid. We are exceptional. And the problem with America is that very combination<p>Everything was going smoothly these holidays just past. Then, on the last day of the year, David Ignatius published an opinion piece in the Washington Post that subverted the mood somewhat.<p>“Making …

If Hillary Clinton Is Elected President, Here's What Will Happen to the U.S. Economy

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published in January. With Election Day almost here, it's worth taking another look at what the U.S. economy</i> …

Middle-class

The 24 most powerful people in America

Between political leaders, billionaires, CEOs, and entertainers, the world's top superpower is chock-full of people who possess the potent combination of money and influence that enables them to help shape the world.<p>To determine our ranking, we considered more than 100 of the most influential …

Career finale seals bond between SCSU star and family he saved

<b>SAVANNAH, Ga. --</b> The drunk driver of the white Chrysler 300 in front of Reggie Owens barreled into the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard …

Owens

Allstate Insurance; or, Deception and Student Scholarships?

I've been watching college football for years, but it was only at the end of last season that it dawned on me that for a number of those years I've been watching field goals and PATs fly between the uprights and into the "good hands people" net of Allstate Insurance. When that happens, the …

Homicide is now officially worse in Baltimore than it's been since the '90s

There has been an upsurge in killings in some U.S. cities. In Baltimore, the number of homicides has surged since protests and rioting in April sparked by the death of a black man in police custody.<p>The latest victim was a 27-year-old man who officers found stabbed on Saturday afternoon, police said …

Here's The Latest Potentially Fatal Flaw In Obama's ISIS Strategy

Washington's increasing coziness with the Syrian Kurds has made Turkey nervous.<p>ISTANBUL -- The U.S. acknowledged on Wednesday that it has been supporting Kurdish forces in Syria with American aircraft deployed in Turkey, adding another tangle to its strategy to defeat the Islamic State group that …

Goodbye Middle Class: 51% Of All American Workers Make Less Than $30,000 A Year

<i>Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,</i><b>We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.</b> According to …

NASA experts say California's next big earthquake could happen in less than three years

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Earthquakes

This is not a democracy: Behind the Deep State that Obama, Hillary or Trump couldn’t control

Foreign policy never really changes regardless of who holds the White House. This is why exceptionalism always wins<p>There are two ways to consider the White House’s announcement last week that, no, American troops will no longer withdraw from Afghanistan as previously planned. You can look back over …

There's no difference between paying for a house in cash and getting a mortgage

Let's look at two scenarios for a 35-year-old couple, Marc and Melinda, buying a $1 million home. In the first scenario, they purchase it outright for $1 million. In the second, they put down 20%, or $200,000, and take out a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.3% for the remaining $800,000.<p>Which …

Is Kyle Rudolph's Minnesota Mansion the Manliest Man Cave Ever?

An epic NFL home takes time to come together.<p>After the Minnesota Vikings awarded their 2013 Pro Bowl MVP a $36.5 million contract a year ago, Kyle Rudolph bought a house in the Minneapolis area. Then, he and his Notre Dame sweetheart, Jordan Nine, went to work turning it into their dream home.<p>Step …

America’s silent-but-deadly billionaires: How our tight-lipped overlords are waging stealth campaigns against the middle class

New research reveals the surreptitious ways in which the richest of the rich try to influence politics<p>Teddy Roosevelt famously argued that, when it comes to foreign policy, one should “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Similarly, an apt summation of the political inclinations of billionaires …

This map shows why a $15 minimum wage is a terrible idea

Progressive favorite Bernie Sanders has proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. If you want a simple illustration of why that's such a staggeringly misplaced idea, look no further than this map from the Pew Research Center.<p>It shows the actual purchasing power of $15 across the …

Facebook is the undisputed king of the tech industry now

No other tech company is executing so well across so many areas at once — from product development to business management to public relations.<p>Take a look:<p><b>Users are addicted.</b> Facebook has more than 968 million active daily users, the company said on its earnings call this week. Let's put that …

Fascinating statistics about who voted in the last election

The US Census Bureau recently released an analysis of who voted in the 2014 election, based on a survey of Americans taken in November. And it revealed some fascinating statistics about the makeup of the midterm electorate.<p>Overall, 41.9% of citizens who were at least 18 years old came out to vote, …

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

Oregon governor signs paid sick leave, retirement legislation | Reuters

PORTLAND (Reuters) - Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation on Monday mandating paid sick leave for nearly all workers and establishing a first-of-its kind state-run retirement program for private sector employees.<p>Oregon Governor Kate Brown speaks at the state capital building in Salem, …

In historic move, President Obama to visit federal prison for Vice documentary

President Obama will be the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, a landmark move that will be documented by Vice for HBO.<p>Obama will tour Oklahoma's El Reno correctional institution, a medium-security facility that houses 1,300 inmates, next week with Vice founder Shane Smith. They'll …

Affordable Care Act

Hispanics officially outnumber whites in California

Hispanics officially outnumber whites in California, a statistic that has been long-anticipated by demographers.<p>Looks like Donald Trump may have even …

Demographics

'Bernie Sanders Can Become President' Has Replaced 'I Like Him, But He Can't Win'

How many times have you heard the phrase, "I like Bernie Sanders, but he can't win," uttered by people who identify themselves as progressives? The facts, however, illustrate that "Bernie Sanders <i>can</i> win" and nobody in politics foreshadowed the Vermont Senator's latest surge in both Iowa and New …

The 4 Most Effective Ways To Burn Fat

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Alex Savva <b><br>Education:</b> B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder of CircuitFIT, Co-founder of …

Congressional Tea Party Vows to Destroy America's Export-Import Bank

Congress is in a fight about re-authorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Washington Tea Party leaders want to kill it. Reasonable lawmakers – including a bipartisan majority in the House and Senate – want to keep it.<p>If you’ve never heard of the Ex-Im Bank, this might …