Business

7:29pm

Wed July 22, 2015
The Two-Way

California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 8:27 pm

Demonstrators rally before a meeting of a state wage board in New York. On Wednesday, a state panel recommended the minimum wage for fast-food employees be raised to $15 an hour, bypassing the state Legislature.
Seth Wenig AP

A wave of wage increases in cities across the country, as well as at several major businesses, continued on Wednesday.

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6:48pm

Wed July 22, 2015
The Two-Way

New York City, Uber Strike 4-Month Deal On Vehicle Cap

Ride-hailing service Uber has struck a deal with New York City just a day before the City Council was due to vote on a measure that would cap the number of the service's cars in the city.

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5:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
The Salt

Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:11 am

The hard part of making an egg replacement product is coming up with a substitute for the protein in egg whites.
Wilson Hui Flickr

Strolling through the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists the other day, I saw several signs offering to solve an urgent problem American bakers face. The signs advertised "egg replacement."

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Business

New York, University Of California Announce $15 Minimum Wage

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:08 am

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Business

With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:24 pm

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4:33pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Business

After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 9:22 pm

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1:23pm

Wed July 22, 2015
The Salt

How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 4:35 pm

A vintage ad for Popsicle
The National Archives

The next time you pop a Popsicle in your mouth, think about this: You're enjoying the fruits of an 11-year-old entrepreneur's labor.

Back in 1905, a San Francisco Bay Area kid by the name of Frank Epperson accidentally invented the summertime treat. He had mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight. It was a cold night, and the mixture froze. In the morning, Epperson devoured the icy concoction, licking it off the wooden stirrer. He declared it an Epsicle, a portmanteau of icicle and his name, and started selling the treat around his neighborhood.

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6:12am

Wed July 22, 2015
Europe

Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:47 am

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4:57am

Wed July 22, 2015
Sweetness And Light

For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:59 pm

Kelly Hirano, vice president of engineering, demonstrates the Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest during a product launch in July in San Francisco. Yahoo has designed this experience for the mobile fantasy player and offers Daily Fantasy, Full Season Fantasy, and real-time sports news and scores as an all-in-one experience.
Eric Risberg AP

In the famous Disney movie, a carpenter named Geppetto longed to have a son. He carved a puppet of a boy, and, wouldn't you know it, the wooden Pinocchio magically became a real child. Fantasy games are the Pinocchio of sport, for all who play them become Geppettos. Isn't it the dream of every fan to construct his or her own team, as Geppetto wanted to carve out a son?

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6:38pm

Tue July 21, 2015
The Two-Way

FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 6:56 pm

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated an order to his fellow commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission to approve the $48.5 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV.

In a statement, Wheeler said the move would bring more competition to the broadband marketplace and benefit consumers.

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