As of Tuesday's election, New Jersey is the latest state to raise the minimum wage. In the past few years, 21 states, the District of Columbia and scores of cities have boosted wages above the federal minimum.
Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn says he's ready to approve a deal to get the firm's 26,000 former customers their money by the end of the year.
If you find yourself dissatisfied with the offerings from regular television producers tonight -- either the broadcast networks or cable and online -- there's a new out-of-the-box alternative:
Amazon announced it's going to start offering its own original content. The first one is a half-hour comedy called "Alpha House." It premieres November 15 to Amazon Prime members.
Meredith Blake, entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times, says the format of television is changing rapidly and bigger and bigger stars are ponying up to make internet only content.
"I think the resistance, the snobbery if you want to call it that, is quickly fading. You've seen this with TV in general. Now it's become cooler to be on TV than to be in the movies, and so I think that's changing with these web outlets as well."
Democrat Terry McAuliffe's win over Tea Party Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia governor was frozen in place long before the government shutdown or the Obamacare debacle, experts say.
Children conceived by in vitro fertilization have the same chance of developing leukemia and brain cancers as their peers, a large study in the U.K. finds. There was a slight increase in risk for two rare cancers. But overall the findings are good news, reaffirming the safety of the fertility treatment.