The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.
The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."
The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.
The case grew out of a series of strikes by employees demanding higher wages. McDonald's will challenge the ruling, but if it's upheld, it could become easier for U.S. employees to unionize.
A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.
New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.
In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.
The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.
Supporters say the upgrade will increase the center’s operating space by more than 50 percent and help Boston compete for the world’s largest and most lucrative conventions.
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AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the cost of a gallon of self-serve regular has dropped 5 cents to an average of $3.62.
The tribe’s chief, 92-year-old Vernon “Silent Drum” Lopez, said he is awed by how far the tribe has come since the days of his youth, but he has mixed feelings about a potential next step: a $500 million casino resort that the tribe is proposing to build in Taunton.