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Chick-fil-A Opening NYC Outpost in National Push

By Candice Choi | Oct 2
Chick-fil-A is opening an outpost in New York City on Saturday, marking a high-profile milestone in its push to become a bigger national player.

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US Treasury Secretary Blames Congress for Debt Limit Delays

FINANCE | By Joshua Goodman | Oct 10
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew admonished Congress on Thursday for not moving fast enough to raise the government borrowing limit at a time of heightened fragility in the global economy.

NY Minimum Wage Push Spurs US Debate, Faces Hurdles at Home

FINANCE | By David Klepper | Oct 10
New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.

Texas Sues VW Over Consumer Protection, Clean Air Violations

Texas has filed suit against Volkswagen, charging that the automaker's emissions rigging violated state consumer protection laws and clean air standards.

Vietnam Seems Big Winner in US-Anchored Pacific Trade Deal

FINANCE | By Kevin Chan | Oct 10
An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.

Financial Regulators Move to Restrict Forced Arbitration

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Oct 10
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules to curtail forced arbitration, which consumer advocates say does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers.

Wal-Mart Expands Protein Bars to Main Grocery Aisles

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 9
The world's largest retailer plans to expand its offering of protein bars like Special K and Clif beyond the over-the counter section that features diet supplements to the more visible main grocery aisles of some of its stores.

Ohio Jury to Decide Suit Over Chemical DuPont Put in Water

Jurors are deliberating in the federal case of an Ohio woman who says she got cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

VW, With Limited DC Lobbying Footprint, Braces for Congress

CORPORATE | By Ronnie Greene and Michael Biesecker | Oct 8
For the first time, Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn will appear before a congressional investigative committee this week. He, and the company, will bring little Washington political clout to the table.

Coffee Combo: Peet's Buying Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Peet's Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into the mainstream.

City to Eateries: Use Paper Plates During California Drought

A California city has ordered restaurants to cut back on dishwashing by using disposable plates, cutlery and cups as a way to save water during the fourth year of drought in the state.

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