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  • If you make less than $50,440, proposal could increase overtime pay

    If you make less than $50,440, proposal could increase overtime pay

    Nearly 5 million more Americans would qualify for overtime pay under new rules proposed Tuesday by the Obama administration, a long-anticipated move expected to affect a broad swath of salaried employees from store managers to social workers to restaurant shift supervisors.

  • Chicago's minimum wage increase attracting workers to city

    Chicago's minimum wage increase attracting workers to city

    Unlike previous summers, UniStaff is experiencing a spike in job applicants at its Little Village location, a trend the branch manager says is tied to the city's minimum wage increase to $10 per hour beginning Wednesday.

  • Willis Group joins with Towers Watson in $18B deal

    Willis Group joins with Towers Watson in $18B deal

    The insurer Willis Group Holdings PLC will tie up with Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at about $18 billion.

  • Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on auction block in Chicago

    Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on auction block in Chicago

    For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album.

  • Local Foods opens, lets you shop like Chicago chefs

    Local Foods opens, lets you shop like Chicago chefs

    When Local Foods opens its doors at 1427 W. Willow St. to the public at noon Tuesday, shoppers will be able to choose sustainable produce, meats, dairy, artisan foods and more from small family farms, much the way dozens of Chicago's chefs, including Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Pat Sheerin (Trenchermen),...

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