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Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Restaurant

By Gene Johnson | Aug 2
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Restaurant

SAVING | By Gene Johnson | Aug 2
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?

More U.S. Teens Using 'Morning After Pill'

INSURANCE | Jul 31
A report from the federal government indicates teen usage of the "morning after pill" has increased dramatically.

Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

REAL ESTATE | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 30
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.

What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

INSURANCE | By Joan Lowy | Jul 30
The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall.