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  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for...

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America...

  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is...

  • Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and for the first time in its nearly 90-year existence allows...

  • NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Texas and local officials...

  • Markets drift as Wall Street has day off

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at...

  • Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino will close early Tuesday morning. Revel is shutting down a little...

  • For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats. Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco cards featuring a slew of Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty...

  • Royal Gorge rises from the ashes with 'soft' reopening this weekend

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Nearly 15 months after a wildfire destroyed all but four of its 52 structures, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will reopen Saturday with a new visitors center, a miniature one-mile railroad and expectations that a second reconstructon phase will be ready in November. The...

  • Bristol committed to Colorado as it plans a growth spurt

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Twenty years ago, only the bravest gamblers might have wagered on Mike and Amanda Bristol making a go of their brewing business. There were plenty of strikes against them. The couple started the business with inadequate cash. They bought too few kegs. And, with little background in...

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