NLRB Names McDonald's as 'Joint-Employer' of Franchise Workers

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The National Labor Relations Board issued labor complaints that name McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” of workers at its franchisees, a win for unions.

Chrysler to Replace Air Bag Inflaters in 3.3 Million Vehicles

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Chrysler plans to replace driver-side air bag inflaters in 3.3 million vehicles, a move that significantly expands its response to Takata’s air bag problems.

Safeway, Albertsons Agree to Sell Stores

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Safeway and the owner of rival supermarket operator Albertons have agreed to sell 168 stores in a bid to gain merger approval from antitrust regulators.

FCC Proposes Rules for Online Video Services Providers

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The FCC proposed new regulations on companies that provide subscription video services over the Internet, a move to give the companies access to more TV programming and allow them to compete with cable and satellite.

VirnetX, Microsoft Settle Patent Dispute Over Skype

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VirnetX and Microsoft have reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit over alleged patent violations related to Microsoft’s Skype unit.

Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep's Home

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Without being asked, Toledo, Ohio, is putting together incentives to help it remain the home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area, in a sign of how cities aggressively offer aid to corporations.

Forget the Mall: Buy Direct From China

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The Game: Amazon and Wal-Mart have long been America’s main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China’s factory floors. But who needs stores anymore? You can buy direct, writes Dennis Berman.

Can Wal-Mart Clerks Ship as Fast as Amazon Robots?

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Retailers’ answer to the threat of Amazon.com is something called ‘omnichannel’—an attempt to use one set of inventory and assets to fill all orders. Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Target are relying on the approach more heavily than ever this holiday season.

What to Know Before Donating Art

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Sure, it’s nice to get your name on a plaque on the wall. But the price may be much higher than you think.

Berkley California has approved a tax on sugared soft drinks. Is this a good idea?
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