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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
    Market still digesting jobs data: Pro

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

  • Raising minimum wage will hurt business: Pro   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    Raising minimum wage will hurt business: Pro

    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
    Pension crisis 'pretty scary' right now

    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
    New rules for flexible spending accounts

    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.

  • Unemployment benefits for furloughed workers?   Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Unemployment benefits for furloughed workers?

    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
    CEO billionaires club

    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
    Furloughed workers double dipping?

    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
    Shutdown benefits?

    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
    House votes on Military death benefit payments

    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
    Businesses help those furloughed

    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
    Oracle defends Ellison's pay

    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
    Threats to your retirement

    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
    Outrage over executive pay at BlackBerry

    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
    Union squeezing cash from forgotten members

    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
    Silicon Valley's 'zen master'

    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
    SEC unveils rules on CEO pay ratio

    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
    Millennials wary of investing

    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.