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Wendy’s Removes Soda Option From Kids’ Meal

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Undated) -- Wendy's is the latest fast-food chain to remove the soda option from its kids' meal menus. A spokesman for Wendy's said that the kids' meal soft drink option no longer appears on the chain's menu boards, inside the restaurants, at the pick-up windows or on the mobile app in the U.S. and Canada.…

Federal Reserve Plans To Raise Interest Rates

Posted On January 16, 2015

(New York) -- The Federal Reserve will apparently stay the course on plans to raise interest rates this summer. Fed officials are saying privately that they are confident falling oil prices are positive for the U.S. economy. They believe the near collapse of the oil market will not derail plans to start returning interest rates…

Stocks Close Down As Losing Streak Continues

Posted On January 15, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Stocks closed in negative territory for the fifth straight day. With oil prices dropping more than four percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 106 points to close at 17-321. The Nasdaq was down 68 to 45-71 and the S&P 500 ended at 19-93 after losing 19 points. Earlier Thursday, the Labor Department…

Obama Orders Paid Family Leave For Federal Workers

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is ordering federal agencies to offer employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth of a child.   Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama will ask Congress to expand the order beyond the federal workforce. Earnest argued that more companies should embrace family-friendly policies. The order…

Southwest Hit With Record Fine For Delays

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Chicago, IL) -- Southwest Airlines is facing a record fine. The U.S. Transportation Department is sanctioning the company for forcing passengers to remain on the tarmac in an aircraft for hours during severe winter weather last year. The delays involving 16 aircraft at Chicago's Midway airport last January resulted in a fine of one-point-six million…