selects best books of 2014

(CNN) -- The book critics have named their best books of 2014. Now, it's time to hear from the readers themselves.

Chicago hikes minimum wage to $13

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In another victory for low-wage workers, Chicago became the latest city to raise its minimum wage Tuesday. The city council approved an increase to $13 an hour by 2019.

One dead in early morning house fire in BR

The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire early this morning around 6 a.m.

BRPD investigating shooting in 6200 block of Callahan Street

Baton Rouge police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred last night. A 35 year old victim was shot in his upper torso around 6:30 p.m., outside of his home at 6220 Callahan Street.

Kids in Gus Young community got a special visit from Santa today

Children in the Gus Young community got a special visit from Santa today!

St. George Fire Dept. raising money for muscular dystrophy

If you've driven along Siegen Lane near North Mall Road in the past four days, there's a good chance you've come across a St. George fireman!

Foreign name? Expect a tougher job hunt

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Job seekers with foreign-sounding names have to send out twice as many resumes as candidates with "native" names before landing an interview.

6 played out holiday gifts nobody wants

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- You know what's worse than re-gifting? Mundane gifting.

2 men injured in shooting on Champagne Street

On December 5, 2014, at approximately 1:15 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Champagne Street regarding a shooting.