Which of these shoes is the best-selling sneaker of 2017?

By JULIAN WARD and PAUL CURRY, Associated PressLuxury shoes are everywhere.But few of them are as well-known as the sneakers that are making their way to stores across the country.They’re made of leather, nylon, polyester and rubber.Most of them can be bought in a variety of colors, textures and finishes.But many of these are more …

A bill to raise the federal minimum wage would cut more than $2 billion from state and local governments

The House on Tuesday approved legislation that would raise the hourly minimum wage in several states by a penny to $15 per hour in 2018.House Democrats voted 94-1 to advance the bill.It passed the Senate on a party-line vote last week, but it needs a final House vote to become law.The measure is the most …