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Sandwich Chain Cosi Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sep 29
Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.

Why It Matters: Jobs

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 29
Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended.

Doctors 'Prescribe' Fresh Produce with Help from Food Banks

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 28
The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Some Mexico City Residents See Future in Rain Harvesting

By Nick Wagner | Sep 26
In one year, over 15,000 gallons of rainwater can be captured by one system alone when installed on a roof measuring 80 square meters (861 square feet).

The Issue: Minimum Wage. The Candidates? Not Exactly Crystal Clear

By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 25
Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 would lift pay for 1 in 4 employees nationwide, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. But it would also boost costs for employers and may slow hiring.

Treat Your Marriage Like a Business

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet Columnist | Sep 22
My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we'd be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we'd have no retirement accounts.

Banks Focus More on New Accounts -- and the Fees They Bring

By Ken Sweet | Sep 22
When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, it won't be just his bank under fire for turning friendly branches into high-pressure sales centers. It'll be the entire industry.

With Economic Outlook Hazy, Fed Likely to Leave Rates Alone

By Martin Crutsinger | Sep 20
Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it's edging closer to resuming the interest-rate hikes it began in December. It just doesn't seem to be there quite yet.

Freed from Ohio Police, Naked Trump Statue to be Auctioned

Sep 19
The creator of a naked Donald Trump statue that was displayed near Cleveland plans to auction it to benefit public art in that area.

Economists Say Trump's Economic Plan Is An Impossible Blend

By Jonathan Lemire and Nicholas Riccardi | Sep 18
Donald Trump has attached a price tag to an economic vision promising what many economists say is impossible: Lower taxes, a dramatic expansion in some federal programs and a slimmer government running a smaller deficit.

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