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McDonald’s in a fix on Joint Employer Relationship with its Franchisees

Low wage workers in New York have filed a suit against McDonald’s for not paying them overtime wages. Workers also demanded for increment in their per hour wage up to $15.

National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday ascertained that McDonald’s is a Joint Employer with thousands of its... read more

New Methods to Diagnose Dementia Revealed in a Study

Simple test of walking speed and memory can help in early detection of dementia, a new study revealed. Researchers claim that through this method, they can find the symptoms of dementia much earlier than the onset of condition.

Researchers examined numerous patients and observed that if... read more

Journal Voluntarily Retracts 60 Papers Linked to Researcher in Taiwan

The Journal of Vibration and Control has retracted 60 papers of a single researcher in Taiwan owing to fraudulency. SAGE Publishers through which the papers were published said a 14-month long investigation was carried out before the retraction step was taken.

SAGE investigators said the... read more

Parents’ group files anti-teacher tenure lawsuit in New York

Taking a clue from a California judge's last month fix-tenure teacher job ruling, a group of parents of school children has filed a lawsuit in New York, seeking a court order to end the controversial teacher tenure system in the state.

In June, a judge in the Golden State ruled that job... read more

Marcus Lemonis offers Lifeline to Crumbs Cupcake Chain

Marcus Lemonis and Fischer Enterprises have announced a deal to buy Crumbs Cupcake chain that filed for bankruptcy on Friday. Lemonis aims to improve the product offering and to expand the operations with infusion of fresh capital.

CNBC host Marcus Lemonis and Dippin Dots-owner Fischer... read more

Human Brain Turns Emotions into Standard Code and Further Represents Them across Different Senses and Situations: Study

Researchers from Cornell University have carried out an interesting study revealing how brain processes emotions. The team has shown human brain turns emotions into a standard code and represents emotions in different senses and situations.

"We discovered that fine-grained patterns of... read more

Toxic Algae to Bloom Again in Lake Erie this Summer

According to scientists, toxic algae is likely to grow in Lake Erie this summer, but the intensity won't be as great as it was last year. The forecast was made public today by federal researchers who are working with experts from Ohio State University and other institutions.

It is a... read more

IBM plans to spend $3 billion on overhaul of computer chip technology

In a recent announcement, IBM has revealed that it has plans underway to revamp computer chip technology with a $3 billion investment, so as to make the technology increasingly capable of meeting modern demands of 'Big Data' and computing pushed to the Internet 'cloud.'

As a part of the... read more

California to get share of mortgage settlement money to be paid by Citigroup

California is one of the several states of the U. S. that will share in money that Citigroup Inc. has reportedly agreed to pay to settle an investigation into sales of mortgage-backed bonds before the 2008 financial crisis.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a person familiar with the... read more

Lyft launching its car service in several New York boroughs

Close on the heels of Uber's recent announcement that it is slashing the cost of its UberX rides in New York City, rival car service Lyft said in an official statement released on Tuesday that it is launching its service in a number of New York's boroughs.

According to the Lyft statement... read more

Next versions of Android, Windows Phone handsets to incorporate ‘Kill Switch’capability

In a Thursday announcement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said that the 'Kill Switch' mobile anti-theft mechanism would be incorporated in the new-generation versions of Android and Windows Phone handsets.

The announcement... read more

Kickstarter publishes new rules; automates approval process

In an announcement made via a blog post released on Tuesday, crowdfunding site Kickstarter revealed that it has drastically overhauled the crowdfunding platform by releasing a new set of rules, and by automating the approval process.

The significant changes made by Kickstarter essentially... read more


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