Illeen Padilla

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Boxer pushes $10 minimum wage

Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks minimum wage should be raised to be about $10 an hour to help close the ever-growing gap between the working poor and the rich and to promote a healthy nation.<p>“We need to raise the minimum wage. That will make a huge difference. … People are struggling,” the California …

Walmart cuts sales forecast as consumers rein in spending

Walmart dampened hopes of a widespread economic recovery Thursday as the world's largest retailer reported lackluster sales for the last three months.<p>Sales grew slower than expected as the retailer said consumers reined in spending and traded down to lower-priced products. Wal-Mart cut its forecast …

Bustle backlash: How the launch of a website for women turned into a big mess

When Bleacher Report co-founder Bryan Goldberg announced his new venture, Bustle.com, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, it was with the declaration, "You're damn right this is a feminist publication." Goldberg raised $6.5 million to launch the site, which he pitched as an "opportunity to completely transform …

Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever.<p>In the US, electrical utilities are in a charged battle—complete with negative political ads—against solar panel distributors over rules that both sides say could put them out of business. Consumers are caught in the middle.<p>A relatively …

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Facebook wants to be the new PayPal, but it’ll need to earn its users’ trust

Soon, your favorite shopping website might ask you if you’d like to pay through Facebook. In a move that pits the social media site against the online payment giant PayPal, AllThingsD reports that Facebook is rolling out out a pilot for a new payment system of its own.<p>But it may not last very long. …

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Wal-Mart results hit by tough markets as Asda growth slows

<b>Shares in Wal-Mart fell on Thursday after the firm revised down its sales expectations for the year.</b><p>The company said it now expected net sales to grow between 2% and 3% in 2013, compared with a previous range of 5% to 6%.<p>The firm said cautious shoppers had been hit by higher petrol and payroll …

The age of the connected car will bring new safety, comfort — and threats

How do you reduce the number of highway accidents? Just tell all the cars to look out for each other.<p>As far out as that may sound, that's exactly what the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week, following a fatal bus crash, and it's part of a fundamental shift in the automotive …

Tesla Shares Get A Charge Out Of Another Surprise Profit

Tesla Motors has done it again.<p>In May, the electric carmaker reported a surprise quarterly profit that stunned investors anticipating another loss. That news sent shares on a steep climb that has since swelled to a year-to-date gain better than 300%.<p>Wednesday brought something of a repeat, after …

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