Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers ... more 
Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages. The situation has calmed down immeasurably in Steve Dontanville's fight to collect post-termination commissions from Good Wife star Julianna Margulies. U.S. regulators on Wednesday unveiled a reworked proposal to reduce risk in the mortgage market by requiring lenders to keep a stake in the loans they bundle and sell as securities. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved a new version of the stricter 2011 proposal designed to limit the type of shoddy underwriting practices that fueled the housing bubble. Williams-Sonoma said that its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped nearly 13% as sales gained. The high-end home goods retailer raised its full-year forecast based on the quarter's results, but its profit outlook still fell short of market expectations. less 
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