Ohio, Minnesota and South Dakota may see higher payments for individuals, but more states will see no change.
Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor, started the movement and is asking the companies to double their wages, citing strong profits and CEO pay.
Groups aided by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attack the drink's popularity as the nation's obesity rate rises.
The government's consumer agency says the programs are there, but teachers, firefighters and other public servants aren't being informed about them.
Even though many view the law unfavorably, a majority have a quarrel with using the budget to cripple it.
Even in a very limited scenario, any US attack entails a tab of hundreds of millions of dollars -- and that's just the financial tally.
Darryl Lane Woods has pleaded guilty to spending $381,000 in TARP funds on a waterfront spot in Florida.
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