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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Students at Harvard University are staging a campus sit-in to support the school's striking cafeteria workers. Dozens of students walked out of classes on Monday and marched to a nearby building where Harvard officials and a labor union for campus dining workers have been in negotiations. Their union, Unite Here Local 26, is asking Harvard to...

  • When to collect Social Security

    Timing is everything when it comes to collecting social security. There are some exceptions to the rule that you must wait until age 70 to collect. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson explains.

  • Would you like some pet insurance to go with the health coverage your employer provides? Or maybe you need help paying student loans or saving for your kid's college. Companies have been broadening their menu of benefits to meet the changing demands of younger employees and to make up for health insurance that covers less.

  • Financial advisor Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning, discusses 3 key moves millennials can make to ensure a bright financial future.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- U.S. retirees will receive a 0.3 percent increase in their Social Security checks in 2017, the Social Security Administration said on Tuesday. The rate is determined by averaging together third-quarter inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. More than 65 million people will benefit...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The average monthly Social Security payment is $1,238. More bad news for seniors: Medicare Part B premiums, which are usually deducted...

  • Two NY Uber drives secure unemployment benefits

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the latest on Uber's battle over calling their drivers employees or contractors.

  • Working an office, businessmen, work

    American workers collectively leave $272 billion worth of vacation time on the table, according to a new study, NBC News reports.

  • TORONTO, Oct 12- Canadian health benefit startup League Inc said on Wednesday it has teamed up with the insurance arm of backer Royal Bank of Canada as it expands into insurance, targeting the many small businesses offering no such benefits to employees. The company received a license on Friday to operate as an insurance broker in Ontario and expects to obtain...

  • 'Un-sick' paid leave is good for business: CEO

    Oliver Kharraz, Zocdoc CEO, and Oisin Hanrahan, Handy CEO, talk about the benefits of providing employees paid time off for preventive care.

  • Man in office

    Most employees "run for the hills" each October when it's time to review workplace benefits, but taking the time to thoroughly plan is key.

  • New benefit trend: Compassionate leave

    Activision Blizzard Human Resources chief Milt Ezzard tells Bertha Coombs about the company’s new compassionate leave program, which gives workers take 8 weeks of paid time off to spend with family members who are seriously ill.

  • New benefit trend: Compassionate leave

    Finding a health insurance provider that responds to the needs of a mid- and large-size employer can be challenge. That’s what prompted Activision Blizzard to sign on with fast-growing start-up Collective Health.

  • Red flag on gig economy gyp

    Steven Hill, "The Raw Deal" author, explains why he thinks workers are being cheated in the "on-demand" economy.

  • How to ask for flexible retirement

    If you’re not ready to retire and change your lifestyle completely, you might be able to create your own arrangement with a 'flexible retirement.' CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains what this means for workers looking for alternative retirement options.

  • Hyundai's labor strike could weigh on South Korean economy

    The prolonged workers' strike is the South Korean automaker's biggest one yet.

  • Aetna gives employees free Apple Watches

    The health insurer will gift 50-thousand devices to workers and offer discounts for customers to buy the Apple Watch.

  • Carli Lloyd speaks on protests and equal pay

    The two-time Olympic gold medalist says her teammate's silent protest is an unwelcome distraction.

  • The oil-rich kingdom will lower ministers' salaries and cut back financial perks for public sector workers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...