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Minimum Wage Earners In Colorado Set For A Raise In 2011

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — It will be a happier New Year for nearly 650,000 workers earning minimum wage. They're getting small raises in seven states that tie th...

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oligarchy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in Tiffany's store, glistening once again With Wall Street bonus trinkets a...

Social Security To Announce No COLA For 2011

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Another year without an increase in Social Security retirement and disability benefits is creating a political backlash that has Pr...

Colorado Pension Vote Could Make State First In Nation To Limit Annual COLA Increases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A plan to keep the state's pension system from going bankrupt is set to get its first hearing at Colorado's Capitol. Senate President ...

Obama to Seniors: Here's Some Money. Now Go Away.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Hey, Gordo!" cried Myron the Mailman, who'd known Gordon Goldenage forever. "I've got some government checks here for you and the little lady." (That would be Gladys.)

Ford Workers Reject Contract changes

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. workers have overwhelmingly rejected contract changes that would have allowed the automaker to cut labor costs, leaving...

Forget a "Fat Tax." Tax the Fat.

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

With all the talk -- and screaming and gun-toting -- that's going on around the health care reform debate, maybe the answer is orbiting our ever-expanding guts.

Vanishing Social Security COLA Adjustment Will Squeeze Some Seniors

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The vanishing COLA will squeeze many retirees hard. Social Security provides, on average, about 39 percent of income for retired households and more than 50 million people receive benefits.

Is L.A. Fashion Week Dead?

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Victoria Namkung

Fashion Week in Los Angeles has undoubtedly changed, but my bet is that things will be back, and perhaps better than ever.

Coca-Cola Profit Rises As Sales Jump

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. reported Wednesday a 79 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and maintained its growth targets despite a slowing U....