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Seattle Begins to Phase in $15 Minimum Wage

Apr 2
Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.

Seattle Begins to Phase in $15 Minimum Wage

SAVING | Apr 2
Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.

US Home Prices Rise Modestly, Weigh on Affordability

REAL ESTATE | Apr 1
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.

Thousands of Detroit-Area Homeowners Try to Stop Foreclosure

REAL ESTATE | Apr 1
More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Authorities Go After Crooked Car Deals in National Crackdown

INSURANCE | Mar 31
A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said.

UnitedHealth Bulks Up for Prescription Drug Cost Battle

INSURANCE | Mar 31
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.