Demonstrators demanding an increase in worker wages march to a Jack in The Box fast food outlet in Oakland, California Dec. 5, 2013.
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MINIMUM WAGE WORK SPARKS PROTEST BUT, FOR NOW, LITTLE CHANGE: The challenge of surviving on minimum wage has prompted demonstrations and outrage across the country – but aside from a few narrow victories, such activism does not yet appear to have substantially changed the lives of the nation’s approximately 3.6 million minimum wage workers. Just ask Crystal Dupont and John White, two minimum wage workers who were profiled last year by NBC News and are still struggling to make ends meet. Read more

DON’T EXPECT BIG THINGS FROM DC IN 2014: Politicians often disappoint, but the key to handicapping the 2014 scene in Washington DC is to begin with diminished expectations. Read more

WORKERS UNITE! SO YOU CAN BECOME CAPITALISTS: The number of employee-owned businesses is growing quickly–at a rate of about 6% a year, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership. And some states, such as New Jersey, are passing laws or attempting to pass laws to make their formation easier. Read more

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH: Embattled Abercrombie hoping size will matter? After an earlier controversy, poor sales and stock performance, the once-trendy retailer is offering larger sizes as part of a turnaround effort. Read more

STOCKS CLOSE MOSTLY UP; SECOND WEEKLY DROP FOR DOW AND S&P 500: Read more

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