Experts say last week?s nationwide strikes by fast-food workers seeking higher wages have not only reenergized the debate over income inequality but have refocused attention on whether or not U.S. corporations have an obligation to pay their workers a ?living wage.?
The ratio of unemployed Americans to every job opening fell in June to its lowest level in over four years, a positive sign for wages and the broader economy. That meant just under three workers sought each open job, marking a good deal of progress from the dark days of 2009, when the ratio was nearly seven workers per one job.
The Army psychiatrist accused in the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, planned to "kill as many soldiers as he could" and tried to clear the area of civilians, a military prosecutor said during the opening day of the trial at Fort Hood.