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Meet the Marxist behind Seattle's wage hike

By James O'Toole SEATTLE (CNNMoney) -- Kshama Sawant has gone from Occupy Wall Street to occupying Seattle City Council.

Undercover animal abuse videos could soon be outlawed

By Chris Frates, CNN CNN Exclusive by CNN Investigative Correspondent Chris Frates

How reliable is the drug info you find online?

By Saarik Gupta, Special to CNN

Airline could set new standard for in-flight movies

By Barry Neild- CNN (CNN) -- A new standard may about to be set for the most boring in-flight movie ever -- and it doesn't even star Keanu Reeves.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

By Caitlin Schmidt- Special to CNN (CNN) -- Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Fewer parents helping to pay for college

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Though parents still agree that a college degree is extremely important, fewer are planning to shell out their own money to help their kids attain one.

Facebook releases first diversity report

By Charles Riley HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

Is a college degree still worth it?

 By Annalyn Kurtz

Can this bank lift 80,000 out of poverty?

By Sara Ashley O'Brien NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- $1,500 can go a long way for aspiring entrepreneurs. And it's about to be easier for women to get this cash.

The price and passion behind designer sunglasses

By Jillian Eugenios NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Would you pay $150 for a pair of sunglasses?

Therapy dog makes dental visits less "ruff" for Seattle patients

 Monica Johnson is so terrified of going to the dentist, she went 15 years without an appointment. "It's not gonna happen," she says. "I feel like a chicken. I wish I could explain it."

Feds, TN officials indict 22 in multi-state heroin distribution ring

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- Federal and local officials have busted a national heroin distribution ring after a one-year investigation, officials announced Friday at a press conference.

Obama dubs himself 'The Bear' as poll numbers drop

His poll numbers are in the basement. Chaos is erupting in the Middle East. And as President Obama's second term wanes on, his critics are already dubbing him a "lame duck".

Groups debate benefits of Colorado’s legal pot industry after 6 month anniversary

Denver, CO (KDVR) -- It's been nearly six full months since Colorado opened the door to recreational marijuana, and its impact depends upon who you ask.