Economy

Elected Officials in San Diego Defy Mayor

On Monday, the City Council of San Diego overrode a veto of the mayor on a measure to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to reach $11.50 by the start of 2017. San Diego is the second largest California city and has enacted the measure that is aimed, for the most part, at helping the […]

Barack Obama Talks Up Africa Deals

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that the United States government, the World Bank and corporations would invest $33 billion in the economy of Africa, showcasing the economic ties in America to a continent where investment and trade are dominated more and more by Europe and China. Obama announced that the U.S. would finance $7 […]

Rail Service in Philly Resumes After Intervention by Obama

Philadelphia’s commuter rail service was restored on Sunday only hours after its workers were back on the job following a strike that was ended after President Obama had intervened, said officials from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. A spokesperson from SEPTA said all of the morning shift workers for Sunday had showed up for work […]

Republican and Democratic Governors Battle over Minimum Wage

Democrats, including President Obama are attempting to use the annual meeting of the state’s governors in Washington to gain support for increasing the U.S. minimum wage, as their GOP counterparts argue jobs would be killed by increasing it. Mary Fallin, a the GOP governor of Oklahoma is against increasing the minimum wage saying it would […]