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Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

It's not easy living on minimum wage in New York state. That's especially true in New York City, long known as one of the most expensive cities in the nation and the world, where eking out a living on $7.25 an hour for many means a meager existence at best. Making matters worse in the Empire State is that... Read More »

U.S. Incomes Surge 0.5% In December, Though Consumer Spending Was Flat

U.S. Incomes Surge 0.5% In December, Though Consumer Spending Was Flat

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- Americans' income rose in December by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumers didn't spend any more than they had in November. Instead, they ended up saving all their additional income. Economists noted that... Read More »

The Power Of Recognition In The Workplace [Infographic]

The Power Of Recognition In The Workplace [Infographic]

For many Americans, showing up for work each day ensures a steady paycheck and the means to pay bills and other necessities and comforts of life. But while money is a motivating factor for many employees to go to work, it isn't the main driver for how well they perform their jobs, a recent survey... Read More »

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media... Read More »

NYC Taxi Riders Make Good Money But Find Cabs Too Expensive

NYC Taxi Riders Make Good Money But Find Cabs Too Expensive

A new survey of New York City taxi passengers shows that a majority of them earn at least $50,000 a year, and yet a significant number of them say the cost of a cab ride is too high. Results of the electronic survey, begun in October, so far show that 42 percent of passengers earn more than $100,000 a year... Read More »

Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

It's long been known that more education means more earnings for American workers. But a new report from the federal government shows just how stark the difference is among workers, depending on their level of education. The survey reveals that, for every educational hurdle they cross, workers' annual... Read More »

Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

As the economy perks up, wages in many industries are reviving, some faster than others. There are steady pay improvements in strong sectors, like health care, but what about the beleaguered finance and insurance industry? Wages there are actually showing signs of life, too, according to research from online... Read More »

Childhood Dream Jobs: What Do They Earn?

Childhood Dream Jobs: What Do They Earn?

Ah, childhood dreams. Ride a unicorn. Fly on a magic carpet. Perform an aortic valve replacement through a median sternotomy incision. Okay, the last one probably wasn't on your list when you were little, but growing up to be a doctor may have been. From pilots to zookeepers, chefs to police officers, kids... Read More »

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