Carol Kopp

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Carol Kopp is a veteran producer, developer, writer and editor for Internet news sites. She was formerly a senior news producer for CBSNews.com. She has created personal finance features for CNBC, developed a travel database for a national business consortium, and writes features about the business of consumer technology for Minyanville.com. She was senior news manager of the pioneering Prodigy online news service.

Secrets of the CIA Cafeteria Bared!

Secrets of the CIA Cafeteria Bared!

Leaked records reveal spies hate jumbo ketchup boxes

Records released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that our nation’s top spies just hate those jumbo ketchup boxes with the squirt tops. Read More »

How to Break the Office Dress Code

How to Break the Office Dress Code

Your style can project confidence over conformity on the job

A new Harvard study shows that the person who breaks the workplace style rules gets rewarded. If it’s done right, that is. Read More »

Workplace Bullies Are Running Amok

Workplace Bullies Are Running Amok

Here’s how you can turn the tables at last

In a new survey, more than 96 percent said they have experienced bullying on the job. What’s more, the bully usually wins. Here’s how to turn the tables. Read More »

Oakland Raiders Feel Heat on Cheerleader Pay

Oakland Raiders Feel Heat on Cheerleader Pay

They’re Caving to Raiderettes Demand for Minimum Wage

A lawsuit by a member of the Raiderettes has forced the team to pay its cheerleaders the legal minimum wage, for the first time. Read More »

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Toss Your Resume, Polish Your EQ

Your ‘emotional intelligence’ could get you the job

Look at this picture. Is she happy? Scared? Sad? Your answer helps rate your emotional intelligence. Businesses are now using EQ tests to pick who to hire. Read More »

Job Seekers Flock To The Gap

Job Seekers Flock To The Gap

Many applicants seek to flee lower-paying retail stores.

Job seekers are bombarding the retailer with applications after it announced plans to raise the hourly minimum wage of its employees to $10 next year. Read More »

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

​'For 2 Cents, I'd Blow This Joint!'

Most Americans would switch jobs if given a chance

Watch out, boss. With the American economy steadily improving, your employees may be looking for the exits. Read More »

​Where Everybody Wants To Work

​Where Everybody Wants To Work

BMW tops a global ranking of employers

A German automaker is the world’s most coveted potential employer, according to a new survey, but three West Coast tech giants top the list for Americans. Read More »

Apparently This Is How Much An Amazon Worker's Life Is Worth

Apparently This Is How Much An Amazon Worker's Life Is Worth

Each of five companies cited for safety regulations may pay $6,000

The death of an Amazon.com warehouse worker crushed in a conveyor system may lead to fines of just $6,000 per company. Read More »

Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost

Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost

Your view of the economy depends on where you’re standing.

America has regained all the jobs lost in the recession. But they're not necessarily the same jobs. Here's why your view depends on where you're standing. Read More »

Their Paychecks Doubled, And Here's What Happened

Their Paychecks Doubled, And Here's What Happened

Lives changing for minimum wage workers

Behind the minimum wage debate are real people, the so-called “working poor.” Some are demanding that their salary be doubled. Here’s what happens when they win. Read More »

Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Company's workers to march on shareholders' meeting.

Employees seeking higher wages plan a protest outside the annual shareholders meeting of America's biggest employer. Read More »

Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Where Are America's Skilled Tradespeople?

Opportunities abound in fields requiring vocational training

American businesses are suffering from a talent shortage, and the jobs that are hardest to fill need training in a skill or craft, not an academic degree. Read More »

Half A Million Good Reasons To Go To College

Half A Million Good Reasons To Go To College

Beyond that first job, a lifetime of better pay

College graduates make ”much more than people with only high school degrees. More importantly, new research shows, the payoff continues for a lifetime. Read More »

McDonald's Shareholders Endorse CEO's $9.5M Pay

McDonald's Shareholders Endorse CEO's $9.5M Pay

Meanwhile, workers are outside protesting their low pay

As McDonald's workers protesting low pay circled outside, shareholders endorsed an executive salary plan that awarded its CEO $9.5 million last year. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide

Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide

Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia and Sacramento will see their first protests aimed at a $15 wage in one of America’s lowest-paying industries. Read More »

Minimum Wage Debate In A Nutshell

Minimum Wage Debate In A Nutshell

Plenty of talk but no action in the U.S. Senate

Senate Republicans have blocked a formal debate on a minimum wage increase. But senators on both sides are talking about it at length. Here is a sample. Read More »

Plenty Of  Work At The Bottom

Plenty Of Work At The Bottom

Recovery has added far fewer higher-paying jobs

Four years after the Great Recession, there are more jobs than ever at the bottom of the pay scale, but far fewer than before in higher-paying occupations. Read More »

​The Big Boom In Health Care Jobs

​The Big Boom In Health Care Jobs

More than doctors and nurses are in demand

Professionals across the board are in demand to support the healthcare industry, including accountants, IT professionals and technicians. Read More »

Workers Can Expect Little Or No Raise In The Next 3 Years

Workers Can Expect Little Or No Raise In The Next 3 Years

Survey finds strengthening economy ahead, but not big raises

A new poll of American economists shows strong optimism for business in the months ahead, but they expect employees to see only token raises. Read More »

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