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  • Why many Venezuelans scoff at Chávez's minimum wage hike

    President Hugo Chávez said he will raise the minimum wage by 26.5 percent in increments starting May 1, but that doesn't keep pace with annual inflation projected at 30 percent.
    04/27/2011 06:27 pm

  • Netflix doubles CEO's pay after strong year

    Netflix has doubled CEO Reed Hastings' compensation after stocks tripled. Most of the Netflix CEO's pay is in the form of stocks.
    04/23/2011 01:27 am

  • Stefan Karlsson Can interest rates affect how employers set wages?

    Bank of England interest rate increases may cause some employers to act irrationally, by raising wages to help workers with higher mortgages. But most employers wouldn't.
    04/18/2011 02:35 pm

  • Job opportunities on the rise: Five things new college grads should know

    Thanks to improved job opportunities, this year’s crop of college graduates won’t have to hit the pavement quite as hard as their counterparts did in the past few years. Their spring job outlook is the best it’s been since 2007, with employers planning to hire 10 to 20 percent more new graduates this year than they did last year, according to two recent surveys. Here’s a breakdown of hiring and salary prospects for various industries, college majors, and skill sets:
    04/15/2011 03:31 pm

  • Opinion Forgotten underclass: part-time workers

    On Equal Pay Day, let's remember the 27 million part-time workers in America who earn lower pay for the same work done by full-timers – and get denied benefits like sick days. Promoting high-quality, part-time work would restore fairness, raise family incomes, and boost the economy.
    04/12/2011 11:01 am

  • Robert Reich Heading for a double dip

    Nobody in Washington or Wall Street wants to admit it, but the economy is leaning toward another plunge
    03/31/2011 11:23 am

  • Stefan Karlsson Real wages were worse in 1980 than now

    Workers may not notice the improvement, but the numbers show that wages were falling more in 1980 than they are now.
    03/22/2011 11:17 am

  • Five worst labor disputes in sports

    The NFL isn't known for striking. In fact, it hasn’t had a major interruption in play since 1987, which may be the reason for its continued popularity, says New York University professor of sports management Robert Boland. As the NFL faces its first labor dispute in decades, here is a look back at the five worst shutdowns in US sports history.
    03/11/2011 06:42 pm

  • Ford stock: CEO Mulally gets $56.5 million of it

    Ford stock – nearly $57 worth' – has been awarded to its CEO. Is the Ford stock package too generous?
    03/09/2011 02:49 pm

  • For residents of impoverished, defrauded Bell, Calif., it's payback time

    The little city of Bell, Calif., became a symbol of greed and failed government when it was found that city officials had awarded themselves huge salaries. On Tuesday, the voters get their say.
    03/08/2011 02:18 pm

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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