Senate candidate Matt Bevin, center, chats with seven-year-old Cutter Singleton of Marion, Ky., on May 4, 2014, during a supporter picnic in Paducah, Ky.
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Business Latest: End of the tea party?

 

END OF THE TEA PARTY?: Is the tea party over?  It’s certainly starting to feel that way in the 2014 GOP primary season as incumbents and establishment-backed candidates continue to rack up impressive wins over conservative insurgents.  Read more

MATCHING MINIMUM WAGE TO COMPANY VALUES: Some large companies are wading into the wage fray, partly because the feel-good messaging matches their proclaimed values. Chipotle says a hike to $10 could be absorbed, Starbucks has said it would support some sort of wage increase. Can brands that court conscious consumers stretch to help poor workers earn a living wage?  Read more

RESTAURANT CHAINS ON GUNS: Many restaurant chains plan to look to state legislatures rather than internally when deciding how to approach the touchy gun debate. Read more

U.S. STOCKS RALLY AS FED SIGNALS NO RATE HIKE SOON: Read more
 

Minimum Wage and Tea Party Caucus

Business Latest: End of the tea party?