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  • Workers unite! (So you can become capitalists) Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    A conference room at JCJ Architecture. The firm became fully owned by its employees this year.

    The number of employee-owned U.S. companies is now increasing by 10 percent or more annually. "It's hardly socialism," says one exec.

  • Retired GM workers just lost $450M in benefits Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters in Detroit

    A federal judge said General Motors does not need to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees.

  • Market still digesting jobs data: Pro     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee chief economist, and CNBC contributor Michael Farr, dig into current market conditions and when the Fed may taper.

  • Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean makes the case for fixing the minimum wage, and Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee chief economist, discusses the impact to businesses.

  • Pension crisis 'pretty scary' right now     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Institutional Investor is releasing its inaugural "Pension 40" ranking today, which includes the most powerful players battling the future of U.S. pensions. Institutional Investor executive editor Michael Peltz, provides insight.

  • New rules for flexible spending accounts     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 2:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports employees may now carry over up to $500 per year in their flexible spending accounts.

  • Goldman's unexpected move to lure the best recruits Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 5:22 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is pushing its junior investment bankers to take weekends off as the firm revises demands placed on employees, Bloomberg reported.

  • The Labor Department believes furloughed government workers during the government shutdown are not eligible for unemployment benefits, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Top paid CEOs of 2012     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Who are the highest paid CEO's? CNBC's Mary Thompson reveals the top earning CEO's. For the first time ever two of the top ten exceeded more than one billion.

  • Furloughed workers double dipping?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    Some furloughed workers may receive both back pay and unemployment. Cathy Areu, Washington Post Magazine, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute, debate the double compensation.

  • Shutdown benefits?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 3:12 PM ET

    All federal workers furloughed during the government shutdown will receive their back pay but some in certain states will also get unemployment pay. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details.

  • House votes on Military death benefit payments     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    The House voted to resume Military death benefit payments, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu. However, the Defense Department says it cannot process the payments during the shutdown.

  • Businesses help those furloughed     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Z-Burger has been giving away burgers to government employees who show their ID. The DC economy is taking at least a $200,000 daily hit.

  • Oracle defends Ellison's pay     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fort reports Oracle is defending its CEO Larry Ellison against critics who are upset over Ellison's pay package.

  • Threats to your retirement     Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    PNC found the five most serious threats to your retirement. CNBC's Sue Herera breaks it down.

  • Outrage over executive pay at BlackBerry     Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins could rake in $55 million if the company is sold or his job is terminated; and Brian Colello of Morningstar, thinks the company wanted to offer a pay package to avoid another CEO shift.

  • Union squeezing cash from forgotten members     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Some workers at Gerawan Farming have submitted signatures to decertify the union there. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the details of the labor fight.

  • Silicon Valley's 'zen master'     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Google is offering its employees meditation and mindfulness courses, hoping to increase innovation. Former software engineer at Google, Chade-Meng Tan describes his courses and how employees are benefiting. Kenny Polcari of O'Neil Securities is guided in meditation.

  • SEC unveils rules on CEO pay ratio     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    The SEC voted in favor of a CEO pay ratio rule, which could force companies to share how their executive's pay compares to their rank and file employees. Former SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt, weighs in.

  • Millennials wary of investing     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche, Kelly Evans and Dominic Chu discuss a Wells Fargo study that says more than half of millennials lack confidence in the stock market.