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Q&A: How New U.S. Overtime Rules Could Help or Hurt Employees

By Christopher S. Rugaber | May 20
The new overtime rule the Obama administration issued Wednesday could mean thicker paychecks for some Americans who work longer hours - or, just reduced time on the job.

New Overtime Rules Force Small Businesses to Make Hard Choices

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 19
The government's new rules requiring overtime pay for millions of workers have small business owners facing some hard choices.

More Work, More Pay? New Rule Extends Overtime to Millions

By Christopher S. Rugaber and Julie Carr Smyth | May 18
More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

Overtime Pay May Become Reality for More U.S. Workers

By Christopher S. Rugaber | May 18
More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

Target Reports Declining Revenue In First Quarter

May 18
Target easily beat first-quarter profit expectations, but slowing sales at the Minneapolis retailer and across much of the retail sector is creating a lot of unease.

Your Stadium Here: Public Schools Cash In With Naming Rights

By Tom Coyne | May 18
An idea that started with professional sports teams and worked its way through colleges and universities has taken root in public schools around the U.S. as funding for districts tightens.

Million-Dollar Bids Shown for Gun That Killed Trayvon Martin

By Frieda Frisaro | May 13
Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin had gone well into the millions of dollars by Friday morning.

US Creating Pink Commemorative Coin to Fund Cancer Research

By Michael Balsamo | May 9
U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its creation.

Hawaii Allocates $12M to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

By Cathy Bussewitz | May 9
Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation - a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

NYC Lawmakers Impose 5-Cent Charge for Plastic Bags

By Karen Matthews | May 9
The City Council approved a bill Thursday that would require most merchants to charge customers at least a nickel for each bag, including those made of paper.

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