From the Wire - Business

Unintended consequences

LOS ANGELES — When the minimum wage in California rose to $10.50 an hour Jan. 1, more than a million people got a raise. But for an untold number of families across the

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Footwear companies use versatility to attract buyers at winter trade show

SALT LAKE CITY — Footwear’s position as the second largest segment in the lucrative outdoor retail industry was on full display at a trade expo last week in Salt

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Amazon will hire 100,000 in U.S.

NEW YORK — Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans — and the sharp contrast the e

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Content screeners sue Microsoft

SEATTLE — Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post

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Monster, NASCAR alliance timely

LOS ANGELES — The two leading players in the energy drink market, Red Bull and Monster, long have sponsored motor races and extreme sports events to help expand the

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Business Briefs 01/12/17

Plant explosion yields injuries

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Wells Fargo scandal yields new pay plan

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo announced a complete restructuring Tuesday of how it pays tellers and other bank branch employees, with incentives now tied to how often

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Embattled VW may get No. 1 spot

FRANKFURT, Germany — It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

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Business Roundup 1/11/17

World Bank ups growth forecast

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Business Roundup 1/10/17

Cray declares ‘16 a profitable year

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Price hikes on menu as restaurants face higher costs

Sorry, diners: Although restaurants got pushback for raising menu prices in 2016, they aren’t expected to cave in and lower them this year.

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Under Amazon's domes

SEATTLE — Of all of Amazon.com’s transformations of Seattle’s urban core, perhaps no single project has drawn as much curiosity as the glass domes now

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Biopic shows shadowy side of McDonald’s start

CHICAGO — Ray Kroc opened the first franchised McDonald’s restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines in 1955. More than six decades and 36,000 restaurants

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Obama’s work: Job market improved, changed during his terms

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 in the midst of a recession, the economy was hemorrhaging jobs. Employers were panicking in the

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Business Roundup 1/7/17

U.S. trade deficit grows in November

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