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Oct. 16, 2013: An ATM sits next to a rack of marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana at The Joint, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pot, guns and paparazzi: New laws run gamut in US

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA COLORADO, MAINE AND WASHINGTON: […]

12/30/2013

In this May 8, 2013 photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US worker productivity up modestly in April-June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity accelerated to a still-modest 0.9 percent annual pace between April and June after dropping the previous quarter. The second-quarter gain beat economists’ expectations and reversed a decline in the […]

08/16/2013

Today on Money 101: your pay vs. your coworkers; LA-OC job openings; selling your car

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: If you find out you are paid less than your coworkers, what can […]

06/07/2013

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San Jose minimum wage rises to $10 an hour

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Workers earning minimum wage in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose are getting a $2-per-hour raise thanks to a group of university students’ efforts.

03/11/2013

Chino-based warehouse operator must pay $1M in overtime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State regulators have ordered a Southern California warehouse operator who handles merchandise for big-box stores like Walmart to pay employees more than $1 million in unpaid overtime.

01/29/2013

Minimum wage gap grows wider between states

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of workers are set to get a pay raise to start 2013, as 10 states increase their minimum wage. Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour.

12/31/2012

Feds to crack down on SoCal sweatshops

(AP) – Federal labor officials say they’re cracking down on sweatshop conditions in parts of Southern California’s garment industry to protect workers and educate employers. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says a multi-year enforcement initiative […]

08/10/2012

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