A number of independent chains already exceed the minimum wage and Obamacare demands. Why do they flourish as their big corporate competition frets?
Giving employers an additional year to meet the law will add billions to its price and leave 500,000 uninsured.
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The 'Frankenburger' cost about $385,000 to produce in a lab. It will be served for the first time at a London restaurant next week.
The fast food chain tries to bounce back after a disappointing earnings report, while countering worker wage criticisms.
The maker of onion-steamed mini-burgers says it won't cut current hours or benefits, but can't afford to cover newcomers.
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