Fast-food worker strikes
planned in 150 cities
The fast-food worker strikes are expanding to more U.S. cities and going
global. Workers in up to 150 cities across the country are planning to strike
for higher wages on May 15, according to labor organizers. The movement is also
headed overseas, with plans for workers to join protests in 33 countries.
U.S. judge rules for
government in antitrust suit
A lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department and several states against
American Express Co. over the credit card company's rules can move forward to
trial, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed in 2010, charged
that American Express' rules prevent merchants from offering discounts and
incentives to consumers to use less expensive forms of payment.
Target's interim CEO:
Customers are safe
Target Corp.'s interim CEO, John Mulligan. has a message for customers:
"Our guests can shop with confidence at Target." Mulligan was named
interim CEO on Monday. He had been the company's chief financial officer.
Mulligan replaced Gregg Steinhafel in the aftermath of a massive data breach
that occurred late last year.