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Man fired over anti-gay posting sues Ford, job firm

A contract engineer is suing his employer, as well as Ford, for discrimination after losing an automotive design job because he posted comments criticizing the automaker's support of the gay community. Thomas Banks of Ypsilanti filed a federal lawsui ...

Hustle Continues: Will GM Cave to Sharpton Group on Kid Rock Sponsorship?

Dissatisfied with an apparent lack of empathy from music super-star Kid Rock, a civil rights group calling on him to renounce the Confederate battle flag is meeting with his tour sponsor: General Motors. "We will be furthering our call to ask GM to r ...

Walmart refuses order for Confederate cake but bakes ISIS cake instead

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="150"] (File Photo)[/caption]SLIDELL, La. (UPI) -- Walmart has apologized after one of its stores baked a cake bearing the Islamic State flag for a Louisiana customer, whose request for a Confed ...

Chick-fil-A brings crowds, long traffic backups to liberal Seattle suburb

The 100 people camped out in the parking lot the night before the state's first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened April 9 were apparently not a tipoff to Bellevue officials that they had a crowd problem on their hands. The magnitude quickly became appare ...

Abercrombie & Fitch dumps beefcake greeters

NEW YORK (AP) -- Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors. The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake brand and Hollister, announced Friday that store ...

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa's egg-laying chickens. The confirmation of the highly infectious and deadly H5N2 virus means up to 5.3 milli ...

Police: Taxi driver kicked gay men out of car for kissing

A taxi driver contacted through an Uber app has been arrested for allegedly kicking two gay men out of his car last week when they kissed, according to Chicago police. Mahdi Hared, of the 6500 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged with one co ...

Minimum wage to increase in 21 states

More than 3.6 million workers will see increases to an average of $8 an hour when 21 states and Washington, D.C., raise the minimum wage next year. The changes, scheduled to take effect Dec. 31 in New York, Jan. 1 in 20 other states and July 1 in the ...

Black Friday strikes expected at dozens of Walmart stores

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Walmart workers across the country will be striking on Black Friday, calling for better hours and a $15 per hour wage. The group OUR Walmart, wh ...

Economy: Staples to close 170 stores

Staples Inc. is accelerating its store closings this year and making progress toward its "reinvention," but the office supply chain expects fewer holiday sales compared to last year. The Framingham company also said it is unable to "reasonably estima ...


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