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  • Minimum wage controversy     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    The minimum wage battle is heating up as tens of thousands of fast-food workers participated in a strike for a higher minimum wage. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on minimum wage laws.

  • Fast-food workers strike     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    Fast-food workers are willing to disrupt the lunchtime rush by protesting outside, reports NBC News' Katy Tur. Workers are striking for a fair minimum wage.

  • Income inequality & minimum wage     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Robert Frank question whether a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers is the solution to the American wealth gap.

  • Fast-food street protest     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Katy Tur reports that fast-food workers across the country plan to protest in an effort to gain higher pay at minimum wage jobs.

  • Making Charitable Donations Count     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The average American donates around $2,500 per year to charity, but if you don't give wisely, not much of that money will make it to those in need. Kelli Grant offers tips in order to make that donation count.

  • 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.

  • CEO pay skyrockets on soaring stock market Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

    USA Today reports CEO salaries are rising with the stock market with top payouts at a record $4.7 billion and are likely to get even fatter next year.

  • Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, author of "How to Sweet-Talk a Shark," provides advice for the mess in Washington, negotiating your salary at work, and negotiating with your children at home.

  • 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.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on wages & spending and what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Nickel and dimed: State tax revenues hit new record Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Tax revenues for US states soared to their highest in 25 years in the second quarter as personal income tax collections reached record amounts.

  • Home health-care workers win new job protections Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    Home health-care workers, who for years have been exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws, will soon be eligible for fatter paychecks.

  • Is CEO pay appropriate?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    In a survey by Equilar, two thirds of CEOs met or exceeded the goals linked to performance based pay granted from 2008 to 2010, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Are CEOs paid too much? Former SEIU board member Stephen Lerner, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, share their opinions.

  • Banks: Face time for a fee     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    As more people bank online, banks have been experimenting with charges for "premium services," which now include seeing a bank teller, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief, provides perspective.

  • Personal income up 0.1% in July     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer disposal income and discusses what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Fast food employees strike for $15/hour     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Former chief economist to VP Biden Jared Bernstein and CNBC contributor Carol Roth discuss the cost of raising the minimum wage.

  • Does welfare discourage work?     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    A new study from the Cato Institute finds welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 35 states. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D), and Chris Edwards, Cato Institute, discuss.

  • The rich and the powerful     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Who are the richest members of Congress? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the richest member of Congress is Rep. Darrell Issa with an estimated net worth of $355 million, while Sen. Marco Rubio's net worth is negative $190,000.

  • No rest for the wealthy     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    A new study reveals that people making $750,000 or more don't retire until well into their 70s. CNBC's Robert Frank offers insight.

  • BlackRock's retirement indices     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    BlackRock is rolling out a new suite of indexes and funds which track the purchasing power of retirement income. Robert Kapito, BlackRock president and co-founder, and Chip Castille, head of BlackRock's 401k business, offer insight.