Workers respond to McDonald’s pay increase: we fight on

Workers in 90% of stores owned by franchisees are not covered by new policyMcDonald’s workers press demand for $ 15 an hour and right to form unionMcDonald’s workers who are struggling to make ends meet have vowed to keep fighting for $ 15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, saying that the incremental rise will not help them pay their bills, stay off public assistance and out of poverty.The fast-food giant announced it will raise the pay of 90,000 of its US employees Read more [...]

Small Business Owners Show Significant Increase in Economic Optimism

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America/CFI Group Small Business Forecast Finds More Confidence About Growth Potential, Though Many Still Taking Modest Approach to Hiring and Investing Small business owners handed out significantly higher scores when asked about the health of the economy and their potential for economic growth Read more [...]

ExxonMobil’s Outlook for Energy Sees Global Increase in Future Demand

Dateline City: IRVING, Texas Global energy demand seen rising 35 percent from 2010 to 2040 Energy demand shifts strongly to developing nations as middle class expands North America to become a net exporter of oil and natural gas IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Significant growth in the global middle class, expansion of Read more [...]

Apple Puts Up $50 Million to Increase Diversity in Tech Industry

It’s a big week for Apple. On Monday the iPhone-maker unveiled the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices, a smart watch whose price will range from $ 350 to $ 18,000. On Tuesday, the company kicks off its annual shareholders’ meeting in Cupertino, Calif. But there’s more. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several non-profit organizations on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar Read more [...]

David Ortiz Comments on MLB’s Rule Changes to Increase Pace of Play

Major League Baseball is focused on increasing the pace of play and shortening the length of games entering the 2015 season, but Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz isn't taking too kindly to the initiative.   According to 95.7 The Game on Twitter, MLB recently announced several rule changes meant to speed things up:Per's Gordon Edes, Big Papi took issue with the notion that batters must always have at least one foot in the batter's box."It seems like every Read more [...]

Will Victor Manuel Vucetich’s Queretaro Arrival Increase Ronaldinho’s Impact?

The 2015 Clausura tournament is not even halfway over and manager Ignacio Ambriz has been sacked. Manuel Vucetich is now in charge of Queretaro, hoping to boost not only the club, but also Ronaldinho's skills. It has been a hard season for Gallos Blancos. The team sits 15th in the general table, after a harsh 1-2-4 record, including four defeats in the last five games. Ambriz had been coaching the club since the 2013 Apertura, when he took the squad back to the Liguilla. (They last qualified Read more [...]

ExxonMobil Continues to Increase Wolfcamp Position in Permian Basin

Dateline City: IRVING, Texas IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced it entered into a non-monetary exchange agreement with LINN Energy, LLC (NASDAQ: LINE) to add 17,800 net acres in the Permian Basin to its U.S. oil and natural gas portfolio managed by subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. In the exchange, LINN Energy will receive interest in about 500 net Read more [...]