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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. pension regulators questioned Thursday whether criminal violations in one unit of Credit Suisse Group AG reflect broader compliance problems at the Swiss bank, in an unusual public hearing to vet its request to continue managing retirement plans. At issue is whether Credit Suisse should be granted permission to continue managing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. pension regulators said Thursday they have some concerns that Credit Suisse may lack a company-wide culture of compliance, and vowed to investigate further if they ultimately decide to let the bank continue managing U.S. retirement plans. Top Department of Labor officials made their comments during a public hearing, in which Credit...

  • Businesses should focus on people, not just profits   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Businesses should focus on people, not just profits

    Steve Almond, global chairman at Deloitte, says that business leaders need to be as focused "on people and purpose, as they are on products and profits," as millennials change the way they look for employment.

  • A no tip policy   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    A no tip policy

    Bobby Fry, Bar Marco co-owner, explains why he took his restaurant to a tip-free policy.

  • Fed's rate hike to be delayed for longer?   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    Fed's rate hike to be delayed for longer?

    Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, says that low wage growth in the U.S. is holding down core price inflation, which will delay a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike beyond June's meeting.

  • US jobs: Fed ran out of slack?   Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    US jobs: Fed ran out of slack?

    While the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report beat expectations, wage figures disappointed. Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS, says that they expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates around the middle of 2015.

  • Why some workers struggle to pay for insurance   Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Why some workers struggle to pay for insurance

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy explains why many employees are having more trouble paying their insurance premiums.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 6- A federal mediator was expected to arrive in southern California on Tuesday to take part in negotiations over a new contract between employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports and the union representing some 20,000 dock workers. "We are pleased that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have agreed...

  • The Postal Service has been losing billions of dollars for years, including $5.5 billion in fiscal 2014, despite cutbacks in the workforce, consolidation of facilities and other cost-cutting moves. "Congress needs to look at the Postal Service as a business that is going to be a lot different in the coming years and it should view this as a positive, desirable...

  • The start of the wage rise?   Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    The start of the wage rise?

    60 percent of employers plan on boosting pay packets in 2015, according to a report by Hays. Paul Venables, finance director at Hays, the report's findings.

  • President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers in perhaps his strongest comments on the Canada- to-U.S. pipeline to date. His comments come as Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said his party's first...

  • America's wage growth woes   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    America's wage growth woes

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, shares his concerns that wages are not rising as fast as they should.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names like Sears Holding and Walgreen Co had...

  • -An administrative law judge found Walmart threatened employees trying to organize workers at two stores in California, in a victory for workers' rights groups challenging labor practices at the retail giant. Geoffrey Carter, National Labor Relations Board Administrative law judge in Washington, D.C., told the company to stop applying pressure on employees...

  • Dec 4- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401 and 1165 plans on Feb. 1, the memo from Chief Executive Officer Joe Magnacca said, according to Bloomberg.

  • Dec 2- A Rhode Island judge on Tuesday agreed to send a union-backed lawsuit over the state's sweeping 2011 public pension reform to a jury trial, scheduled for April 20, a court spokesman confirmed. Rhode Island's overhaul has been used by other state and local governments across the United States as a model to rein in ballooning costs of retirement benefits for...

  • Nov 25- New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country. Under new pension accounting standards, issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board, the New Jersey system's overall funded level stands at 44 percent for...

  • Bonuses for lawyers who survived the meltdown   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Bonuses for lawyers who survived the meltdown

    Discussing how big law bonuses compare to Wall Street bonuses, with Elie Mystal and David Lat of Abovethelaw.com.

  • With volatility and geopolitical risks picking up this summer, some in the financial markets are questioning whether to put vacation plans on hold.